Homer Bailey News Archive
Bailey will undergo Tommy John surgery.
The Reds are getting closer to arriving at a decision on Bailey's next step with his elbow.
Bailey was transferred to the 60-Day DL on Wednesday.
The Reds haven't yet decided whether Bailey will need Tommy John elbow surgery, but it's among their options. "That's one option," Reds manager Bryan Price said on Tuesday. "There's other ways to do things. You can get stronger, [and] all the PRP [platelet-rich plasma injections]. There are other options beyond surgery."
Bailey has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right elbow ligament sprain.
Bailey and Mike Leake will switch spots in the order of the Reds rotation as a result of Saturday's rainout.
Bailey allowed two runs -- both on solo homers -- over 5.2 innings Thursday against the Brewers. He struck out three, walked one and gave up seven hits. He didn't have his full velocity, getting clocked between 89-91 mph on his fastball for most of the start. He averaged 94.2 mph on his fastball last season.
Bailey struggled in his first start of the season Saturday, allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks in 5.2 innings without striking out a batter.
Bailey (forearm) has been activated from the disabled list for his scheduled start Saturday against St. Louis.
Bailey (forearm) won't be on a tight pitch count when he makes his first start of the season Saturday against the Cardinals.