Homer Bailey SP CIN 4 Days

Homer Bailey struck out eight batters over six scoreless innings in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

It was a much-needed outing for Bailey, who had allowed 13 runs over his first 14 1/3 innings to start the year. Bailey gave up six hits and three walks in the start. He'll look to carry over his strong showing when he faces the Braves in Atlanta on Friday.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 10 Days

Although he struck out nine, Homer Bailey gave up four homers and five runs in five innings versus the Pirates on Monday.

Bailey won't be involved in the decision in the suspended game. Bailey did have to deal with a bit of a breeze blowing out to left tonight, but he just wasn't very good... again. He's allowed six homers and 24 hits in 14 1/3 innings for the year. We don't expect the struggles to last, but we'll see. He does have an easier assignment against the Cubs coming up.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 16 Days

Homer Bailey allowed nine hits and four runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Despite the poor performance, Bailey was actually in line for the victory before his bullpen blew the lead. Still, it wouldn't have been very well deserved after Bailey served up nine hits, including a Yadier Molina home run, and two walks while striking out five. In two starts against the Cardinals this year, the 27-year-old now has a 7.71 ERA and 2.25 WHIP. Bailey will be relieved to see some new faces when he battles the Pirates on Monday.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 21 Days

Homer Bailey was knocked around in his season debut, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks over just 4 1/3 frames in a loss to St. Louis.

He struck out three on the day. Bailey was handed an early lead after the Reds struck for three runs in the first, but he gave two of those runs back in the second before allowing single runs in the fourth and fifth. The righty's velocity was good, but he often struggled to command his off-speed stuff. He'll try to bounce back next week in a rematch in St. Louis.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 26 Days

Homer Bailey took a loss to the Reds' Triple-A Louisville affiliate after allowing one run in three innings Saturday.

The game was called with Louisville up 1-0 in the sixth. Bailey will be in the Reds' season-opening rotation despite missing time with a groin strain. He'll start game three against the Cardinals.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Month

Homer Bailey (groin) threw 76 pitches in a minor league game Monday.

He got through it fine, so it appears his groin injury is officially in the rear view mirror. Bailey will be ready to roll for the beginning of the season as long as he can manage to avoid a setback.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Month

Homer Bailey (groin) will be cleared to start on Sunday if he gets through a bullpen session Friday with no issues.

Bailey was scratched from his last start due to a groin strain. "Every day, he gets better," Reds manager Bryan Price said Thursday. "We anticipate him making that start, but, until we get through that bullpen tomorrow and get to game time on Sunday, nothing is written in stone." In addition to Bailey, fellow Reds starters Johnny Cueto (shoulder) and Mat Latos (knee) are also coming back from injuries. However, all three are currently expected to avoid the disabled list to start the season.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Month

Reds manager Bryan Price said Monday that Homer Bailey (groin) is questionable for his next scheduled start Friday.

Bailey was scratched from a start on Saturday due to a mild groin strain. While he has made progress since, Price isn't going to put him back out there if there's any doubt about his readiness. We should know more in the next day or so, but it still doesn't sound like anything that will put him at risk for missing the start of the season.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Month

Homer Bailey was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to a mild groin strain.

Reds manager Bryan Price said that it was purely a precautionary measure. The 27-year-old hurler has posted a 4.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 7/2 K/BB ratio through his first nine innings of Cactus League play. He's expected to be fine for Opening Day.

Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Month

Homer Bailey allowed two runs in four innings in Monday's start against the Rangers.

Bailey allowed three hits, including a solo home run to Jurickson Profar in the third inning. On the positive side, Bailey struck out five and didn't issue a walk. With the ink still wet on his $105 million contract, Bailey will be expected to continue improving as his ERA has declined ever since he joined the Reds' rotation in 2009.