Homer Bailey SP CIN 17 hours ago

Bailey has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right elbow ligament sprain.

He was previously scheduled to start Thursday against the Braves, but the Reds will have to look elsewhere for an option to take the ball that day. Bailey has shown diminished velocity this season, and given that he's returning surgery to repair a torn flexor mass in his right forearm, Bailey's setback is particularly problematic.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 day ago

Bailey and Mike Leake will switch spots in the order of the Reds rotation as a result of Saturday's rainout.

Bailey will now pitch Thursday against the Braves instead of Wednesday against the Brewers. "So he has a couple of extra days, just because he's still in that rehab process of building his endurance, bouncing back and coming off that surgery," manager Bryan Price said. "It will get a lot easier as we get closer to the late spring and early summer than it is right now. That just makes sense."

Homer Bailey SP CIN 5 days ago

Bailey allowed two runs -- both on solo homers -- over 5.2 innings Thursday against the Brewers. He struck out three, walked one and gave up seven hits.

It's just one out short of a quality start, but this was not much of a quality outing for Bailey, who was fortunate that both of the homers he gave up were with the bases empty. Still, he kept the Reds right in this game until reliever Kevin Gregg let Milwaukee go ahead in the seventh. Bailey will get another crack at these Brewers next week in a rematch back home in Cincy.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 week ago

Bailey struggled in his first start of the season Saturday, allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks in 5.2 innings without striking out a batter.

He was touching 95 mph with his fastball in his first couple of innings but faded quickly, and while it wasn't the performance the Reds were hoping for, at least Bailey seems healthy after missing the beginning of the season with a forearm issue. He'll look for a better result in his next start, on the road against a struggling Brewers offense.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 week ago

Bailey (forearm) has been activated from the disabled list for his scheduled start Saturday against St. Louis.

In a corresponding move Pedro Villarreal was optioned to Louisville to make room on the roster. Bailey is not expected to be on a tight pitch count after throwing more than 90 pitches in a rehab outing.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 week ago

Bailey (forearm) won't be on a tight pitch count when he makes his first start of the season Saturday against the Cardinals.

Bailey was fortunate enough to have a fairly smooth rehab assignment. "He's probably not going to throw 125-pitch complete game," manager Bryan Price said. "He's in the similar spot to where our other guys are. He's not going to be pulled after 75 pitches and five innings. He's done the rehab. He's thrown six innings. He's thrown over 90 pitches. He's right where we would have hoped he gotten to had he been healthy in spring training and getting ready for his first regular-season start."

Homer Bailey SP CIN 2 weeks ago

Bailey (forearm) will return from the DL on Saturday to start against the Cardinals.

The Reds already made room for Bailey by sending down Raisel Iglesias. Bailey went 5.2 innings and threw 91 pitches in a rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 3 weeks ago

Bailey (forearm) threw 75 pitches over five innings at the Reds' spring training facility Wednesday, the Reds' official site reports.

Bailey is tentatively scheduled to pitch in a minor league game for Triple-A Louisville on Sunday and then could be activated if all goes well.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 3 weeks ago

Bailey (forearm) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, retroactive to March 27, MLB.com reports.

Bailey is scheduled to start one more game at extended spring training, followed by a minor-league rehab assignment with either Triple-A Louisville or Double-A Pensacola. Given that he threw five innings in his last spring game, Bailey may only need one or two starts on the rehab assignment, which would allow him to debut for the Red in mid-to-late April.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 month ago

Bailey (forearm) will have two more starts in Arizona before continuing his rehab assignment in the minor leagues.

He may need more than one or two starts at either Double-A Pensacola or Triple-A Louisville before gettign activated from the DL. He's now up to three innings, so he still needs to build up his arm strength.