Homer Bailey
SP CIN
2 days 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.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
6 days 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.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
2 weeks 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.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
2 weeks ago

Bailey (1-1) gave up five earned runs on eight hits and a walk over three-plus innings in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty didn't encounter anywhere near the same success as in his first start back from Tommy John surgery, getting touched up early. Andrew McCutchen got the scoring started in the first with an RBI single that plated Starling Marte, and after the Reds re-gained the lead for Bailey in the second by scoring two, Bailey unraveled some in the third. He hit John Jaso with the bases loaded to bring in Josh Harrison and then allowed Francisco Cervelli to drive in Matt Joyce with an infield single. After allowing opposing starter Ivan Nova and Harrison to reach on back-to-back singles to open the fourth, Bailey exited after 78 pitches and a subsequent Marte RBI single went on his ledger as well. He'll look to put this one behind him when he takes on the Brewers next Friday.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
3 weeks ago

Bailey (1-0) gave up two earned runs on four hits and three walks over 5.2 innings in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Padres. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey was making his first start since last season after undergoing forearm and elbow surgeries. He retired 14 consecutive batters at one point and threw 54 of 89 pitches for strikes. He did have a momentary lapse in the sixth with Will Myers on third, who was able to steal home without a throw when Bailey turned his back. The 30-year-old will try to build on his first victory in almost two years when he takes on the Pirates next Saturday.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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 month 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.