OUTHomer Bailey
SP CIN
2 months ago

Bailey (biceps) is likely done for the season, the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans reports.

EDGE Analysis

This doesn't come as a surprise, as the Reds have listed their probable starters for the final series of the season and Bailey was not among that group. It has been over four weeks since he last pitched in a start against the Diamondbacks that was cut short by biceps tenderness. Ideally Bailey will be able to rest up this offseason and report to camp without limitations, as there will be a spot in the starting rotation waiting for him.

OUTHomer Bailey
SP CIN
2 months ago

Bailey (biceps) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, one day earlier than previously expected, and still might make a start or two this season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds have an open slot Sunday, though they could move Brandon Finnegan or Tim Adleman into that slot. That said, if Bailey *doesn't* start Sunday, he might not start at all. "If you haven't seen him on the mound in Milwaukee and we've gone through that series, and I can't say the first day in St. Louis that we have him scheduled for a start or two, I would say it would be unlikely that he would make a start or two the rest of the year," manager Bryan Price said.

OUTHomer Bailey
SP CIN
2 months ago

Bailey (biceps) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday and will be evaluated for a potential start afterward, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey seems to be progressing well through his rehab, and may even get to the point where he can reenter the Reds rotation prior to the season's conclusion. There's no timetable for this possible return as of now, but it should come forth if Wednesday's bullpen session goes as planned.

OUTHomer Bailey
SP CIN
3 months ago

Bailey (biceps) threw a 44-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and is scheduled for another session Friday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds wouldn't go ahead and call the outing pain-free, but this progress is good to see nonetheless. If Bailey can continue to ramp up his pitch count, he could return to the rotation before the end of the season.

OUTHomer Bailey
SP CIN
3 months ago

Bailey (biceps) still hopes to return this season, but he isn't yet throwing from a mound and doesn't have a defined target return date.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey did travel with the team to continue his throwing program this weekend, however. Manager Bryan Price said that he doesn't intend to use Bailey as a reliever if he comes back this season.

OUTHomer Bailey
SP CIN
3 months ago

Manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that Bailey (biceps) will have his next start pushed back, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey only managed to pitch one inning in his last start and it was revealed afterward that he is nursing a tender biceps muscle. He will require a little extra time between starts as a result, although Price suggested Bailey might not even miss a full turn in the rotation.

OUTHomer Bailey
SP CIN
3 months ago

Bailey is suffering from some bicep tenderness, however his elbow is fine, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey's next start may be skipped, however the Reds will re-evaluate his injury before then. Look for more updates on the status of his arm in the near future.

OUTHomer Bailey
SP CIN
3 months ago

Bailey (2-2) had a nightmare outing on Monday, allowing six runs in 2.1 innings against the Dodgers. He surrendered nine hits and walked one without striking out a batter.

EDGE Analysis

The dud on Monday was Bailey's second disastrous start in five tries since returning from Tommy John surgery. The result is a 5.73 ERA and 1.68 WHIP through 22 innings. Given that the Reds are in the cellar and Bailey is still building back up his strength, it may be tough sledding the rest of the season for the 30-year-old. His next start will be Sunday against Arizona.

OUTHomer Bailey
SP CIN
4 months ago

Bailey (2-1) pitched five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out six Marlins in Wednesday's no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

Outside of an August 6 blowup in Pittsburgh, Bailey has been solid since returning from Tommy John surgery on July 31. In four starts, he's racked up a 27:6 K:BB over 24.2 innings while limiting opponents to two runs or less in three of his outings. The veteran right-hander has one of the freshest arms in the game right now, and Bailey is a good option for owners looking to add an extra pitcher down the stretch run of the fantasy season. He'll get at it again Monday versus the Dodgers.

OUTHomer Bailey
SP CIN
4 months ago

Bailey struck out 11 batters over six scoreless innings to claim the win in Friday's 7-4 victory over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

It was far and away the best we've seen of Bailey in his three starts since returning from Tommy John surgery, as he yielded only three hits and a walk while generating 16 swinging strikes. It would probably be unwise to make too much of the outing given that the Brewers possess the highest strikeout rate in the MLB this season (25.4%), but at the very least, Bailey should make for a serviceable streaming option in fantasy leagues where he's available. He now sits on a 4.30 ERA , 1.36 WHIP and 21:5 K:BB ratio across 14.2 innings this season.