Reds president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty said in an interview on SiriusXM Sunday that Homer Bailey (elbow) won't return until at least mid-May.
It's no surprise, as Bailey had Tommy John surgery in early May. Bailey began a throwing program in September, but ultimately it wouldn't be a surprise if he doesn't rejoin the Reds' rotation until around midseason. The right-hander had flexor tendon surgery last September and made just two starts in 2015 before tearing his UCL.
Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.
It's just a procedural move to restore him to the 40-man roster. Bailey will be out until around midseason next year following Tommy John surgery.
Homer Bailey (elbow) played catch on Friday.
Bailey estimated it was his fourth or fifth session since Tommy John surgery in May. The Reds' right-hander obviously has a long road ahead, as he won't be back until around midseason next year.
Homer Bailey underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Friday.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer says that Bailey had a "significant" tear of his ulnar collateral ligament. The right-hander will now likely be sidelined until at least midseason next year.
Homer Bailey will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
The Reds and Bailey considered going the rest and rehab route following a platelet-rich plasma injection, but it almost surely would have been simply delaying the inevitable. Bailey, who is in the second year of a six-year, $105 million contract, will now be sidelined likely until around midseason next year. Michael Lorenzen is filling his rotation spot for the time being.