Reds transfer Homer Bailey to 60-day DL
Bailey was recently pulled off a minor league rehab assignment due to lingering discomfort in his surgically-repaired right elbow. He remains out indefinitely.
Homer Bailey (elbow) remains far from ready
Bailey had actually been on a minor league rehab assignment as of the end of April, but he suffered a setback in his last start and the Reds subsequently shut him down for several days. He has resumed a throwing program, but his new rehab assignment probably won't come until June. The 30-year-old right-hander is on the mend from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. A mid-to-late June return to the majors is possible, but not a guarantee.
Homer Bailey (elbow) resumes throwing
Bailey was shut down for a little less than a week after not recovering well from his most recent rehab starts. He's only playing catch now and it will probably be a little while before he's game-ready again.
Homer Bailey (elbow) shut down for a few days
Bailey got roughed up in his most recent minor league rehab start last Tuesday and it was revealed on Sunday that he suffered a slight setback. It's not believed to be serious, so the Reds are hoping that a few days of rest will get him back on track. Bailey was previously expected to rejoin the Reds by mid-May, but his timetable is up in the air right now.
Homer Bailey (elbow) has 'slight setback'
The club doesn't think it's serious, although it's unclear how long this might delay Bailey's return. The Reds are also dealing with a setback for Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) and a shoulder injury to Raisel Iglesias. Bailey had been expected back by mid-May.
Homer Bailey goes four innings at Double-A
Pensacola's fielders made five errors behind him. Bailey did give up six hits and he also walked two. He is on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and will make several more minor league starts before becoming an option for the Reds' starting rotation. This was only his second rehab appearance.
Homer Bailey (elbow) makes first rehab start
The strikeouts are nice, but Bailey needed 67 pitches to cover the 3 2/3 frames. Of course, you had to expect some rust in what was his first official start since Tommy John surgery. Bailey is expected to make at least three more starts before being activated from the disabled list.
Homer Bailey (elbow) ready for rehab outings
Bailey probably won't go much longer than two innings in the outing against the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate from Indianapolis. The right-hander is slated to make at least four minor league rehab starts, which puts him about a month away from possibly joining the Reds' rotation. Bailey underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on May 8, 2015.
Bailey (elbow) ready for rehab assignment
General manager Dick Williams said Bailey touched 96 mph in his outing Saturday and sat in the 91-94 mph range while throwing more than 50 pitches over 2 2/3 innings. The right-hander will join the Reds in Cincinnati on Monday and should begin a rehab assignment this week, although when and where that will happen hasn't been revealed yet. Bailey is slated to make at least four rehab appearances, putting him on track to rejoin the Reds' rotation in late May if all goes well.