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Reds' Homer Bailey leaves Thursday's start with right knee injury

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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Reds' right-hander Homer Bailey had to exit Thursday's game against the Cubs (GameTracker) in the sixth inning with a patellar tendon injury in his right knee, the team announced. Later Thursday, though, the club further announced that he is expected to make his next start.

The knee locked up on Bailey while he was delivering a pitch. The trainer came out to talk to him and he walked off the field without trying to throw a test pitch or anything like that. Here's what happened:

Bailey flexed his right leg on the pitch immediately prior to the pitch you see above.

In 18 starts and 112 2/3 innings coming into Thursday, Bailey was 8-5 with a 4.15 ERA on the season. He threw 208 and 209 innings during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, respectively.

Bailey, 28, missed time in spring training with a groin injury. He had a series of shoulder problems from 2010-11 but has remained healthy since.

Cincinnati came into Thursday on a five-game winning streak, climbing to within 2.5 games of first place in the NL Central and a half-game of the second wild-card spot.

The Reds are currently without Joey Votto (quad), Brandon Phillips (thumb), Billy Hamilton (hamstring) and Sean Marshall (shoulder) due to injury.

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