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The Reds have shut Homer Bailey down for the season

Sep 1, 2014, 10:09 PM EDT

Homer Bailey AP

The Reds will move right-hander Homer Bailey to the 60-day disabled list tomorrow, which means that his season is officially over.

Bailey hasn’t pitched since August 7 due to a flexor mass strain in his right elbow. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he’s currently mulling over whether to have surgery.

“Not yet, but probably we’ll make a decision this week,” Jocketty said. “We did determine that he shouldn’t pitch the rest of the year.”

Bailey signed a six-year, $105 million extension with the Reds in February and got off to poor start this season, but he was much better after May and ended up with a 3.71 ERA and 124/45 K/BB ratio over 145 2/3 innings. He’ll hope for better health and consistency in year two of the deal.

  1. Florio_Jr. - Sep 1, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    $100M for a .500 pitcher who can’t keep the ball in the yard (don’t name your pitchers Homer.) Cards get Wain-O for under $100M. You can see the better organization there.

    • jm91rs - Sep 2, 2014 at 12:54 AM

      Yeah, those dumb reds gave him that name. The cards would have named him Ace I’m sure. And of course that .500 Win loss record is everything when judging pitchers. It couldn’t be that sometimes pitchers don’t get run support?
      Go back to pft Florio, jr

    • stlouis1baseball - Sep 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      No one keeps the ball in the yard at Great American Smallpark.
      Homer is a solid pitcher. Dude is hurt. That is where the problem lies.

  2. ezthinking - Sep 1, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Funny to talk about another’s name.

    Anyone who goes by Jr. will come to understand that their parents have regrets how how their life turned out. Either that or they are are self-centered priiiicks.

    • Florio_Jr. - Sep 2, 2014 at 1:38 AM

      Sounds like you know all that from experience, bud. I’m not a Jr, jackass.

  3. omarbow - Sep 2, 2014 at 6:16 AM

    Sebastian . I just agree… Helen `s artlclee is astonishing, I just bought Chevrolet when I got my cheque for $6747 this-last/month and would you believe, ten k last-month . without a doubt it is the nicest work Ive had . I actually started 8-months ago and straight away made myself over $78, p/h .
    100% free registeration ————->>>

    • gothapotamus90210 - Sep 2, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      Sounds legit.

  4. AlmostForty - Sep 2, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Is it safe to assume that the surgery being considered is Tommy John Surgery? If he does have the surgery, are they looking at a one year recovery time?

  5. stlouis1baseball - Sep 2, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Check it out! Omar bought Chevrolet for under $7K! The entire fleet! Dude is a freaking genius.
    Well done Omar.

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