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.