Bailey (knee) has been pulled off his rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. The right-hander was knocked around for five runs on six hits and a walk in three innings with Louisville on Monday, and it seems lingering knee soreness played a part in his struggles. It's uncertain when he may be able to restart his rehab assignment. The Reds were ready to move Bailey to the bullpen after the 32-year-old posted a 6.68 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in his first 12 starts, but Bailey made it clear that he didn't like the idea. The fact that he was stretching out before this setback suggests the team is going to accommodate Bailey and return him to the rotation once healthy.
Bailey (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville on Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Bailey hit the 10-day disabled list last Saturday with knee inflammation just as he was being shifted to a role in the Reds' bullpen. Manager Jim Riggleman indicated earlier in the week the veteran right-hander will make multiple rehab appearances and could rejoin the rotation when healthy.
Bailey (knee) could begin a minor-league rehab assignment in the next 4-to-5 days, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Bailey has been on the disabled list since Saturday with knee inflammation. It sounds like his stay on the shelf could be brief, however, as he threw from flat ground Thursday and could be cleared for minor-league game action within the week if everything checks out OK in the coming days. Bailey, who owns a 6.68 ERA across 12 starts this season, was shifted to a relief role prior to landing on the DL, but manager Jim Riggleman didn't rule out the possibility of the veteran rejoining the rotation when healthy. "After he throws down there a couple of times, and we'll see how our guys are doing here, we might need him as a starter here," Riggleman said. "We'll just kind of see where it takes us, in terms of performances we get here, and see how he's doing there."
Bailey was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with right knee inflammation, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. When asked Friday if he thought he could be successful as a reliever, Bailey said, "probably not," so it's possible this is just a way to better utilize his roster spot in the short term rather than deal with a pitcher who is not confident in his ability to do his job. Austin Brice was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move.
Bailey will be taken out of the starting rotation and used strictly out of the bullpen, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. This move was expected, as manager Jim Riggleman had been contemplating moving Bailey to the bullpen. Luis Castillo will get the nod for Sunday's game in his place. Bailey will look to get his season back on track any way he can after starting 1-7 with a 6.68 ERA through 12 starts.