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Bailey (elbow) is headed to the 15-day DL, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

A flexor mass injury will sent Bailey to the DL for the first time in his career, but he will not need surgery and the Reds expect him to return this season. Bailey will be ineligible to return until Aug. 23 once the move is made official, though his recovery may very well push into September. It's uncertain who will take his place Saturday against Colorado.

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Bailey's next start has been pushed back to Saturday due to elbow soreness, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Coming off an an impressive start against the Indians where he struck out eight over seven shutout innings, Bailey will no longer take the ball in home start against Boston on Wednesday night. If he's able to pitch Saturday, he'll face the Rockies at Coors instead. Mike Leake will move up a day from Thursday to start in Bailey's place Wednesday.

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Bailey tossed seven scoreless innings against Cleveland on Thursday to earn his ninth win of the season. He scattered four hits and struck out eight batters.

Bailey has underachieved for most of the season, but he's turned things around lately, with a quality start in six of his last seven, posting a 1.62 ERA during that span. With the win Thursday, Bailey ended a streak of four consecutive no-decisions, although that's been a common theme all season, with just 14 decisions in 23 starts. In any case, Bailey will look to stay hot in his next start, which will come at home against the Red Sox.

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Homer Bailey pitched eight innings and allowed only one run against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

In part because the Reds front office has declined to import any offensive talent to help cover for all of the recent injuries, Bailey is 0-1 despite a 2.67 ERA in four starts this month. The players deserve better.

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Homer Bailey returned to action on Tuesday July 22.

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Homer Bailey allowed three runs, all on solo home runs, over six innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Bailey only gave up four hits on the night, but three -- to Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Jonathan Lucroy -- left the yard. Bailey also walked two while striking out just three. Bailey has one more start left in July as he looks to avoid a winless month. He's 8-5 with a 4.22 ERA and 1.31 WHIP through 20 starts overall.

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Homer Bailey (knee) is on track to start Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Bailey exited his final outing before the All-Star break with pain in his right patellar tendon, but he's feeling much better following a week of rest. The right-hander has put up a 4.21 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 105/38 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings this season.

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Homer Bailey (knee) is expected to make his first start after the All-Star break.

Bailey exited Thursday's contest with pain in his right patellar tendon, but he's expected to be fine. "The timing's good. We can put him on the back end of the rotation coming out of the All-Star break," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It sounds like he should be good to go by that time."

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Homer Bailey was removed from his start Thursday against the Cubs due to pain in his right patellar tendon.

That's better than an arm injury, but still a serious concern for the Reds. Bailey allowed three earned runs in five innings before pulling up lame in the middle of a pitch in the top of the sixth. Cincinnati's medical staff should provide an update on the right-hander's knee at some point Thursday evening. Bailey finishes the first half with a 4.21 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 105/38 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings.

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Homer Bailey left his start Thursday afternoon against the Cubs with an apparent injury.

Bailey was in the middle of his delivery in the top of the sixth inning when he appeared to tweak something. He dropped the ball straight to the ground and didn't even attempt a warmup toss. This could be bad, bad news for the Reds and their $105 million pitcher. He had allowed three earned runs over five innings to the Cubs.