Bailey to have surgery
Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will have surgery to repair a small tear in the flexor mass tendon near his right forearm.
Medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek will perform the operation Friday morning in Cincinnati. A timetable isn’t specific but Bailey is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training 2015.
“We tried the conservative approach with his flexor tendon and unfortunately, it’s not healing. So the decision was to repair that tendon,” Reds head trainer Paul Lessard said. “He should be just about ready to go for Spring Training.”
Former Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton had the flexor mass tendon surgery in August 2013.
“Not as extensive, but very similar,” Lessard said of Bailey’s procedure.