April 18 6:00 PM ET
Making his season debut, Homer Bailey (elbow) was touched up for five runs over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.
Bailey looked very rusty, giving up nine hits and three walks while failing to strike out a batter. This was the first time since September 23, 2009 that he didn't record a strikeout in a start. On the bright side, his velocity was only a tick below normal and he still induced eight swinging strikes. We probably wouldn't start him quite yet in mixed leagues, but there's obviously reason to hold on to him.
April 18 10:40 AM ET
Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.
Bailey will make his season debut against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Saturday. His return has bumped Raisel Iglesias from the Reds rotation and down to Triple-A Louisville. Fantasy owners may want to hold him out of lineups for his first start to measure his effectiveness.
April 12 8:45 AM ET
Homer Bailey (elbow) is on pace to rejoin the Reds' rotation on April 18 in St. Louis.
That's assuming his presumed only rehab start with Triple-A Louisville on Sunday goes well. Bailey threw five innings in a minor league game Wednesday and will hopefully be able to go a little beyond that Sunday. Mixed leaguers might be wise to hold him out of their lineup this week so that they can first see what he looks like. Raisel Iglesias will start Sunday for the Reds but is then headed to the bullpen or Triple-A.
April 5 6:56 PM ET
Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a tear in his right flexor tendon.
Bailey was able to throw five innings in a minor league game on Wednesday and is getting closer to a return. He'll pitch in a minor league game on Monday before going out on a minor league rehab assignment, and should rejoin the Reds before the end of April.
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