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Reds' Homer Bailey: Expects to be ready in May
Bailey (elbow) expects to be ready by mid-May, C. Trent Rosecrans reports. Bailey went under the knife for Tommy John surgery in early May of 2015, so this would project to be a return after just over 12 months. It's still a while away and the timetable can change, but the 29-year-old has been able to throw since September and appears to be progressing well.
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Reds' Homer Bailey, Matt Magill set for elbow surgery Friday
Reds pitcher Homer Bailey and Matt Magill are scheduled to undergo right elbow surgeries Friday, the team announced. Both players require Tommy John surgery, which will end their seasons.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Reds SP Homer Bailey to undergo Tommy John surgery
Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced Friday. Bailey, who was originally placed on the disabled list last week with an elbow injury, will miss the rest of the 2015 season. "After consulting with (team medical director) Dr. Kremchek and other orthopaedic surgeons, we determined the best option with the most predictable outcome is to surgically repair the ligament," general manager Walt Jocketty said. "It does not appear the injury is at all related to the right elbow flexor mass injury Homer sustained late last season." Bailey's 2014 season was cut short in August when he went down with the elbow flexor injury. He returned to the Reds' rotation on April 18 and made two starts before suffering a right elbow strain. Kremchek will perform the Tommy John surgery next Friday in Cincinnati. Typical recovery time for pitchers having Tommy John surgery is 12-18 months. The team expects Bailey to return to the rotation during the 2016 season.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Reds place Manny Parra (neck) on DL, move Bailey to 60-day DL
The Reds announced Wednesday they moved starting pitcher Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen, who was called up from Triple-A Louisville to start against Milwaukee. "We'll explore rehab and all options before deciding on potential surgery," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said about Bailey, per MLB Network Radio. The Reds also announced reliever Manny Parra was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained neck. The left-hander is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in seven appearances (3 1/3 innings). "It comes and goes. Hopefully with some work and getting on a regimen, I'll be able to prevent it from happening," said Parra, who can be activated May 9, per MLB.com. "I don't expect it to be any longer than it has to. I'm feeling a lot better today, but we have to make sure we have enough arms."
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Reds considering elbow surgery for SP Homer Bailey
Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey may require surgery on his pitching elbow, manager Bryan Price told reporters, per the Associated Press on Tuesday. Bailey was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain and is not expected to be pitching in the near future, Price said on Monday. A treatment that consists of platelet-rich plasma injections and rest is also another possibility for Bailey, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. "A lot of times, you want to kick the tires and make sure," Price said. "Not everything needs to be corrected with surgery. There are other ways to do things. "So there are some options out there beyond surgery. That being said, that would be one of the options." Bailey signed a six-year, $105 million contract before the start of the 2014 season. He is 9-6 with a 3.84 ERA in 25 starts since signing an extension.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Reds place pitcher Homer Bailey on DL with right elbow sprain
The Reds have placed pitcher Homer Bailey on the 15-day DL with a right elbow ligament sprain, retroactive to April 24, and recalled pitcher Carlos Contreras, the team announced Monday. Bailey came off the disabled list April 18 and made two starts before landing back on the DL. He posted an 0-1 record with a 5.56 ERA and three strikeouts in 11 1/3 innings. "It's a messy and unbelievably unfortunate both for him as an individual and for our ball club," manager Bryan Price said. "(Bailey) certainly won't be pitching here in the near future." Contreras has posted a 1-0 record in six appearances with a 1.08 ERA for Triple-A Louisville.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Reds SP Homer Bailey yields two HRs in no-decision Thursday
Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey showed improvement in his second start of the season Thursday against the Brewers, even though he ended up with a no-decision. The right-hander, who allowed five earned runs on nine hits and three walks in his season debut Saturday, allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings Thursday. He struck out three. Both of the runs Bailey allowed Thursday came on solo home runs. Adam Lind led off the second inning with a home run, giving Milwaukee a 1-0 lead. Aramis Ramirez led off the fifth inning with a home run, which tied the game at 2. Bailey was lifted in the sixth inning after issuing a two-out walk to Khris Davis. ''I think he managed the game better,'' Reds manager Bryan Price said of Bailey, per the Associated Press. ''I don't think he had as good of stuff as far as sheer velocity, but I think this is kind of the road we're going to travel until he's 100 percent.'' Bailey is scheduled to make his next start in a rematch with the Brewers on Tuesday.
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Homer Bailey loses first start of season for Reds
Homer Bailey made his first start of the season for the Reds, after being activated from the disabled list on Saturday. Bailey was recovering from September finger surgery. He took the loss to St. Louis in his 2015 debut. Bailey allowed five runs on nine hits. "At this point in time, I felt that Homer had the stuff to get it done," manager Bryan Price said to MLB.com. "[Carpenter] had hit the ball soft three times -- a soft single his first at-bat and two soft groundball infield outs. It felt like Homer earned that right to face that hitter right there." He walked three and didn't strike out a batter. He threw 57 strikes in 92 pitches. "It's definitely different. You can't prepare for that, especially with the limitations I've had," Bailey said. "I'm not going to use that as an excuse. Bryan asked me if I was good for the sixth. I told him I was. Then they had a few hits early in the counts. That was kind of the plan anyways, to try and get early outs. Knowing I didn't get the same base as everybody else did, I was trying to get early outs. Doing that, you have to be in the strike zone. That's the way it goes." Bailey is next scheduled to start on Thursday at Milwaukee, against Kyle Lohse.
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Reds activate Homer Bailey from DL, starting Saturday
The Reds activated pitcher Homer Bailey from the disabled list, and he will make his season debut Saturday against the Cardinals. Bailey has been recovering from a torn flexor tendon in his finger last September. "It's great. It solidifies our rotation. We need him," manager Bryan Price said, per Fox Sports. "We need him to be a performer for us. We need him to give us an opportunity to be a better team in this division." RHP Pedro Villarreal was optioned to Louisville to make room for Bailey on the roster.
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
Red excited to have pitcher Homer Bailey (elbow) return on Saturday
Reds manager Bryan Price is excited to have starter Homer Bailey make his first MLB start since Aug. 7 on Saturday in St. Louis, reports MLB.com."It's great. It solidifies our rotation. We need him," Price said. "We need him to be a performer for us. We need him to give us an opportunity to be a better team in this division."Bailey shut down his season last year to undergo surgery to repair a torn tendon near his right elbow.