Reds place Bailey (elbow) on 60-day DL
The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Nefi Ogando on the 40-man roster. Bailey underwent surgery last week to remove bone spurs from his right elbow and hopes to make it back at some point in June.
Homer Bailey (elbow) aiming for early June
Bailey underwent surgery last week to remove bone spurs from his troublesome right elbow and will open the 2017 season on the disabled list. He posted a rough 6.65 ERA over just six starts for the Reds in 2016 and he gave Cincinnati just two starts in 2015. The right-hander is owed $63 million over the next three years.
Bailey sidelined 4-6 wks after elbow surgery
The expectation is that he'll begin the season on the disabled list. Bailey made his return from Tommy John surgery last year and posted a rough 6.65 ERA over six starts before being shut down with biceps tendinitis. It's hard to be optimistic about him with 2017 already off to a rough start, but at least his ulnar collateral ligament and flexor mass are said to be fine. He's owed $63 million over the next three seasons.
Homer Bailey (biceps) not expected back
Bailey has been throwing off a mound and is feeling good, but it's been four weeks since he's last pitched and he's running out of time to make it back. "If theres more time left in the season, hed go someplace and pitch in a game somewhere (in the minor leagues) and come back here and be activated," Price said. "We cant really provide him with that opportunity unless we want to send him to Arizona. That doesnt make sense at this point in time." With Bailey looking like a no-go for the final week, he'll finish the season having posted a 6.65 ERA over just six starts.
Bailey's (biceps) status still undetermined
Bailey felt fine during a lengthy bullpen session Tuesday, but the club still hasn't decided when or if he'll rejoin the rotation. "If you havent seen him on the mound in Milwaukee and weve gone through that series, and I cant say the first day in St. Louis that we have him scheduled for a start or two, I would say it would be unlikely that he would make a start or two the rest of the year," Price said.
Homer Bailey (biceps) throws 'pen session
The workout was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but Bailey felt so good after his last throwing session that he asked to move it up a day. The right-hander tossed about 30 warmup pitches before facing four batters who stood in the box but did not swing. It was almost like a simulated game. Bailey, out since August 28 with biceps tendinitis, is aiming to make one more start for the Reds before the end of the 2016 regular season.
Bailey (biceps) to throw another bullpen Wed.
The Reds will make a call from there about whether he's ready to make another start. Bailey, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, has been out since August 28 with biceps tendinitis.
Homer Bailey (biceps) throws bullpen session
It was his first mound workout in two weeks and it apparently went well. Bailey is scheduled for another bullpen session Friday and could then advance to facing live hitters. He may have another start or two in him before the 2016 season comes to a close.
Homer Bailey (bicep) to throw off mound Tues.
Bailey is ready to resume mound work after a two-week period of rest, rehab, and long-tossing. The right-hander could make a start or two before the end of the 2016 season, though he should probably go on being ignored in standard fantasy leagues. Bailey has a 6.65 ERA in six starts since returning from Tommy John surgery. He is owed $19 million in 2017.
Bailey (biceps) not throwing off mound yet
Bailey started playing catch at the beginning of the week and has progressed to long-tossing, but he still needs to make some progress before returning to the mound. The Reds could wind up shutting him down if he's inactive too long, although they're not at that point yet. Manager Bryan Price also shot down the possibility of Bailey returning as a reliever. "Homer is a starter," Price said. "I dont see us using him as a relief pitcher."