Homer Bailey
SP CIN
1 day ago

Bailey will start Sunday's game against San Diego, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Bailey will start Sunday in his first major league game back from Tommy John surgery against Jarred Cosart and the Padres. Bailey recently tossed his sixth rehab outing, throwing 98 pitches -- 57 of which were strikes -- over 4.1 innings of work.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
2 days ago

Bailey (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

After a lengthy recovery from Tommy John surgery, Bailey is ready to rejoin the Reds' rotation and is now officially back on the active roster. He stretched out to 98 pitches in his last rehab outing, which was enough to convince the Reds that his elbow could hold up to a starter's workload. Bailey is expected to get the start Sunday against the Padres.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
4 days ago

Bailey (elbow) is expected to start Sunday against the Padres, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds are leaving themselves some wiggle room, saying the Sunday return date is tentative -- they want to see how he responds in the coming days -- but it sounds like Bailey's long road back from Tommy John surgery is about to come to an end. Bailey built his pitch count up to 98 during Monday's rehab outing with Triple-A Louisville, but he only lasted 4.1 innings, allowing five hits and four walks while striking out four. He will have somewhat of a soft landing in his 2016 debut, but those in standard mixed leagues may want to wait and see how Bailey fares in his first few starts before deploying him.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
5 days ago

Bailey (elbow) said he would be joining the Reds in San Francisco after completing his rehab start Monday.

EDGE Analysis

This is long-awaited news for Cincinnati as Bailey has not pitched in the majors since April of 2015. The 30-year-old has posted a 5.33 ERA and a 19:9 K:BB ratio over six starts with Triple-A Louisville this year while battling elbow fatigue. He could make his season debut this weekend against San Diego, likely replacing Keyvius Sampson in the rotation.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
1 week ago

Bailey (elbow) experienced some fatigue during his last rehab outing and will make another rehab start Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds are hoping that Bailey can eclipse 90 pitches in Monday's outing. There's some thought that Bailey could come back in the bullpen initially, in part due to their off days scheduled.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
1 week ago

Bailey (elbow) pitched his fifth rehab start Wednesday, throwing 83 pitches in 5.1 innings, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey allowed five runs in the outing and only struck out one. With the team announcing their rotation for the next five days and Bailey not a part of it, it's likely he'll make one more rehab start.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
2 weeks ago

The Reds are taking their time before activating Bailey (elbow) from the DL, and won't commit to starting him when there's another opening to replace the demoted John Lamb on July 26, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Bailey doesn't start on the 26th, he may be used initially in the bullpen, as the Reds don't need a fifth starter again until August 6.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
3 weeks ago

Bailey (elbow) will make two more rehab starts on July 15 and 20 before the Reds consider activating him from the disabled list, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Bryan Price wouldn't commit to activating Bailey after those two starts, but the Reds will begin a road trip in San Francisco on July 25 so the timing makes sense. The right-hander threw 51 pitches in his last rehab appearance Thursday and should be able to ramp up his workload into the 70-80 pitch range prior to activation.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
3 weeks ago

Bailey gave up two earned runs over 3.2 innings of work in Triple-A Louisville's 6-3 victory over Columbus on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey completed his third rehab game Thursday throwing 51 pitches -- 36 for strikes -- following a two-inning appearance on Saturday. He continues to report no pain or difficulty throwing and appears right on track in his rehab assignment. He'll likely make two or three more starts with increased workloads before a potential call up in late July.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
1 month ago

Bailey (elbow) pitched one inning Monday in his first rehab outing at Triple-A Louisville, allowing two runs on two solo homers, throwing 25 pitches.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey's outing wasn't great. "He had zero physical issues," said manager Bryan Price. "He just didn't feel like he had the big arm. That's something that you build into. He's been doing rehab for so long to try to get back to that game situation. He just didn't feel like he had his best stuff, but he had zero physical issues." Bailey will likely get the full rehab period before returning to the big league roster.