Elbow stiffness for Bailey
Reds pitcher Homer Bailey is being pushed back from his next start because of elbow stiffness. Instead of pitching Wednesday vs. the Red Sox, Bailey will go Saturday at Colorado.
(Correcting earlier version:) Mike Leake pitches Wednesday against Boston followed by Alfredo Simon and Johnny Cueto vs. the Rockies.
Manager Bryan Price did not believe this was a serious issue for Bailey. It wanted to give him the extra four days as a precaution.
“As much as we would have liked to have given everybody the extra day off, it didn’t make any sense at all to ask Homer to go out there and try to throw through some unusual stiffness in his elbow,” Price said. “We’re pretty optimistic that by Saturday, he’s going to be good to go.”