Homer Bailey

#15 SP / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 13YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lb Age: 34 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Twins' Homer Bailey: Looks sharp in scrimmage

      Homer Bailey threw 3.1 scoreless innings in a scrimmage Saturday and drew praise from the Minnesota Twins coaching staff, MLB.com reports. "He was really locked in throwing the ball exactly the way you would want to throw the ball down in Fort Myers, [Fla.], and he's shown up here throwing the ball the exact same way," said manager Rocco Baldelli.Bailey is competing with Randy Dobnak, Devin Smeltzer, Lewis Thorpe, Sean Poppen and Jhoulys Chacin for the final spot in the Minnesota rotation. It was thought he was a lock to make the rotation, but a recent report from Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com said that the fifth starter role is unsettled. Given Baldelli's praise Saturday, it would be a surprise if Bailey doesn't win the job.

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      Twins' Homer Bailey: Fighting for rotation spot?

      Homer Bailey is competing with Randy Dobnak, Devin Smeltzer, Lewis Thorpe, Sean Poppen and Jhoulys Chacin for the final spot in the Minnesota rotation, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.Pitching coach Wes Johnson said the Minnesota Twins plan to use a five-man rotation after management had previously talked about a six-man rotation. The Twins plan to have several long relievers stretched out in case the workload of starters is limited early in the season. Bailey was thought to be a lock for the rotation in the spring, but the return of Rich Hill to full speed from an elbow injury could change the equation. Still, it's hard to see Bailey not winning the fifth spot in the rotation despite this report after Johnson gave Bailey significant praise in spring training.

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      Twins' Homer Bailey: Sharp in Twins debut

      Homer Bailey threw two scoreless innings with two strikeouts in his first spring training outing in Friday's loss to Boston. "You look at what he did at the end of the season with Oakland, and talking with him - I don't want to give into all the secrets, so to speak, but I really think he's figured some things out," Minnesota Twins pitching coach West Johnson told The Athletic.Bailey turned his season around last year after joining Oakland from Kansas City and had a 4.30 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with a 68:15 K:BB over 73.1 frames. His strikeout rate improve to 21.4 percent from 15.2 percent in 2018, a jump which went hand-in-hand with a career-high usage rate on his splitter. Bailey used his split-fingered fastball more with Oakland and the Twins are encouraging him to focus on his new approach. Bailey will begin the season as the No. 4 starter in the rotation with Michael Pineda suspended until May and Rich Hill out until midseason as he recovers from elbow surgery.

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      Twins' Homer Bailey: Lands in Minnesota

      Homer Bailey signed a one-year, major-league deal with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.Bailey will receive $7 million on a one-year deal, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The 33-year-old rebounded from a four-season stretch in which he struggled to a 6.25 ERA to post a passable 4.57 ERA in 31 starts for the Royals and Athletics last season. His 21.4 percent strikeout rate was slightly worse than league average, while his 7.6 percent walk rate was slightly better. He's not much more than a back-end starter at this point in his career, and he may not even be that if he slides back to his previous form, but the Twins have a need for an innings eater, especially with fellow new signing Rich Hill (elbow) not expected to pitch until June or July.

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      Athletics' Homer Bailey: Excluded from wild-card roster

      Homer Bailey is not on the roster for Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game against the Rays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.The right-hander has recorded an ERA of 2.28 with a 1.01 WHIP in four starts in September, but will not be available for Wednesday's contest against the lefty-heavy Rays lineup. Sean Manaea will receive the start with Mike Fiers available if necessary. Should the Oakland Athletics advance, Bailey should earn a spot on the roster for the American League Division Series.

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      Athletics' Homer Bailey: Falls to 13-9

      Homer Bailey (13-9) took the loss against the Angels on Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on eight hits over five innings, striking out three and walking none as Oakland fell 3-2.The veteran blanked the Angels through the first four innings but got tagged for three earned in the fifth, which was enough to ultimately saddle him with his ninth loss of the season, with his offense only giving him two runs of support. Still, this continued a nice recent run for Bailey, who has now reached the five-inning threshold without giving up more than three runs in eight straight starts since a seven-run blowup against the Cubs on Aug. 7. For the season, he has a 4.57 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 149:53 K:BB over 163.1 innings.

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      Athletics' Homer Bailey: Whiffs 11 in no-decision

      Homer Bailey did not factor into the decision during Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Royals, tossing seven scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts while allowing just three hits and a walk.During what turned into a pitching duel with Danny Duffy, Bailey recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts, holding the Royals hitless until Alex Gordon singled in the fifth. The right-handed displayed excellent command this time around and will take a 4.55 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 146:53 K:BB into his next start against the Braves on Tuesday.

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      Athletics' Homer Bailey: Wins fourth straight decision

      Homer Bailey (13-8) earned the win over Houston on Thursday, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four.Bailey was far from efficient in the outing, tossing 96 pitches and issuing first-pitch strikes to only 10 of 22 batters, but he worked around three walks to pick up a key victory in Oakland's quest to earn a wild-card spot. The 33-year-old has been a steady presence in the rotation since coming over in a trade with Kansas City in mid-July, posting a 6-2 record along with a 4.70 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 54:14 K:BB in 11 starts with the Oakland Athletics. Bailey's next outing will be at home against Kansas City on Wednesday.

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      Athletics' Homer Bailey: Settles for no-decision

      Homer Bailey allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over 6.1 innings Friday, striking out three in a no-decision against the Tigers.Bailey was cruising until a two-run homer from Christin Stewart in the seventh inning chased the right-hander from the game. The Tigers managed another pair of runs against the bullpen in the eighth, taking Bailey out of the running for a win. He owns a 4.87 ERA and 1.135 WHIP in 146 innings between the Oakland Athletics and Royals this season. His record remains 12-8 entering his next scheduled start, set for Thursday in Houston.

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      Athletics' Homer Bailey: Fans nine in no-decision

      Homer Bailey allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out nine over 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday.Bailey didn't make many mistakes, but Gary Sanchez made him pay for the ones he did make, launching solo homers in the second and fifth innings. The veteran entered this game with a 5.52 ERA for Oakland, but with a 1.93 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 18:1 K:BB in his prior three starts. The small sample certainly doesn't override the larger body of statistical evidence, but Bailey is at least in the mix as a desperation option with a home matchup against Detroit on tap for next week.