MLB

Cincinnati Reds
Career W-L
58-50
 
Career ERA
4.17
Name  Homer Bailey
Born  5/3/1986
Height  6-4
Weight  230
Number  34
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/4/2014 4:10:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey (elbow) will undergo forearm surgery on Friday to repair a torn tendon.
Insight: Cincinnati is hopeful that Bailey will be ready for the start of the 2015 season, but that is up in the air at this point. After signing a outlandish six-year, $105 million contract in February, Bailey was highly disappointing, pitching to a 9-5 record with a 3.71 ERA in 145 and 2/3 innings this year.
 
9/1/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey (elbow) will not pitch again this season.
Insight: Bailey is dealing with a strained flexor mass tendon in his right forearm and has been out since Aug. 8. He had a PRP injection to help speed the healing process, but it didn't work as hoped. The Reds are out of playoff contention, so there's no reason to bring Bailey back.
 
8/27/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey's return this season is in doubt after his MRI results Wednesday did not give him the green light to resume throwing, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Bailey is dealing with a strained flexor mass tendon in his right forearm and has been out since Aug. 8. He had a PRP injection to help speed the healing process, but it hasn't worked as hoped.
 
8/16/2014 4:02:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right flexor tendon in his elbow and a bulging disk in his neck.
Insight: Bailey hopes to pitch again this season. The right-hander started off poorly (5.44 ERA in first nine starts), but he's gone 6-2 with a 2.77 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP over his last 14 starts (94 1/3 IP). Dylan Axelrod will start Saturday against Colorado.
 
8/14/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: A Cincinnati Enquirer report says Reds right-hander Homer Bailey will be placed on the disabled list with a flexor mass injury in his right arm.
Insight: Bailey has given up just two runs over the past three starts with 16 strikeouts in 22 IP. He's not a big strikeout guy, but his ERA is down to 3.71after his ninth win of the season. The report states he does not need surgery and should return this season.
 
8/12/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: A sore right elbow will push Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey's next start to Sunday at Colorado.
Insight: Bailey has given up just two runs over the past three starts with 16 strikeouts in 22 IP and is a must-start candidate. He's not a big strikeout guy, but his ERA is down to 3.71after his ninth win of the season. Keep putting him out there until the streak ends.
 
Hot8/7/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey was excellent Thursday night for seven innings, yielding four harmless hits and a walk.
Insight: Bailey has given up just two runs over the past three starts with 16 strikeouts in 22 IP. He's not a big strikeout guy, but his ERA is down to 3.71after his ninth win of the season. Keep putting him out there until the streak ends.
 
7/18/2014 9:22:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey (knee) is expected to start Tuesday against the Brewers, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Bailey left his last start on July 10 due to soreness in his right patellar tendon. The right-hander has gone 5-2 with a 3.26 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and a 0.54 HR/9 over his last 66 1/3 innings after going 3-3 with a 5.44 ERA, a 1.58 WHIP and a 1.58 HR/9 in his first 51 1/3.
 
7/10/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey left the game in the sixth inning with a right patella tendon injury.
Insight: Bailey (8-5, 4.15 ERA, 1.349 WHIP heading into the game) was coming off two very good starts, yielding just one run over 17 innings. He left Thursday's game after giving up three earned run on three hits and two walks.
 
6/29/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey fired his fourth career shutout Sunday at San Francisco.
Insight: Bailey's last two shutouts were no-hitters. He gave up just three hits and struck out seven Sunday. After going 1-2 with a 6.15 ERA over his first five starts, Bailey has gone 7-2 with a 3.79 ERA in his last 12.
 
6/8/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey was dealing Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: In eight innings, he allowed just six hits and one earned run, walking three with seven punchouts. Bailey is 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA in his last four starts. He's trimmed his ERA by almost a run over that span (5.44 to 4.60).
 
5/17/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey was lit up by the Phillies on Saturday night.
Insight: Bailey gave up six runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. He had gone 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA in his first three starts of May, but his ERA and WHIP are back up to 5.44 and 1.58. Bailey's issues have been partially caused by a .348 BABIP, but he has no one to blame but himself for a 3.16 BB/9 and a 1.58 HR/9.
 
5/11/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey improved to 3-2 Sunday with a win over Colorado.
Insight: He limited the Rockies to just four hits and one run over 7 1/3 innings. After getting off to a slow start, Bailey has won three of his last five outings with an impressive 3.24 ERA over that span.
 
Cold4/25/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey gave up five earned runs on nine hits in six innings Friday at Atlanta.
Insight: Bailey has a 6.15 ERA, a 1.78 WHIP and a 2.39 HR/9 in 26 1/3 innings this season. Home runs were an issue in the past for Bailey but he cleaned that up last year (0.86 HR/9). He should be OK once his .416 BABIP returns to normal.
 
Cold4/15/2014 9:08:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey allowed four homers over five innings in Monday's start against the Pirates.
Insight: The Reds have scored 18 runs in Bailey's three starts but haven't won any of them because he has an 8.16 ERA and a 2.02 WHIP in 14 1/3 innings.
 
3/15/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey missed Saturday's game with a strained groin. SOURCE: John Fay, Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: The team is saying it's a mild strain and that Bailey's absence was merely a precaution. He should be okay for his first start of the regular season. That will probably come April 3rd against St. Louis.
 
2/19/2014 2:51:00 PM
Description: The Reds and Homer Bailey have agreed to a six-year, $105 million contract extension.
Insight: The deal includes a mutual option for a seventh year which carries a $25 salary or $5 million buyout. Bailey had his best season in 2013, winning 11 games with a 3.49 ERA (3.31 FIP) and 199 strikeouts in 209 innings. He has thrown two no-hitters since September 2012.
 
Hot9/3/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey won his fifth straight decision with seven shutout innings Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Bailey evened up his record at 10-10 with Tuesday's victory, which saw him strike out eight, walk one and allow just two hits. The right-hander has a 1.27 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP over his last four starts.
 
8/29/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey struck out seven batters and scattered five hits over 7 1/3 scoreless frames Wednesday at St. Louis to improve to 9-10.
Insight: Bailey lowered his ERA to 3.55 with the performance. He hasn't lost in his last six starts (4-0).
 
8/18/2013 6:39:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Homer Bailey limited the Brewers to three hits and one run over eight innings in a victory Sunday. He walked one and struck out eight.
Insight: Bailey has improved on most aspects of his game from his breakout 2012 season, including his K/9 (up 1.57) BB/9 (down 0.22) and HR/9 (down 0.25), but his 3.68 ERA is identical to last year.
 

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