Bailey placed on DL with elbow sprain
Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey’s recovery and rehabilitation from September surgery that repaired a torn flexor mass tendon near his right elbow had been a smooth process. That was until news broke Monday that Bailey was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday, with a right elbow ligament sprain.
Reliever Carlos Contreras was called from Triple-A Louisville to take Bailey’s spot on the roster. The Reds will have to name a starting pitcher to take Bailey’s turn on Thursday vs. the Braves at Turner Field.
Bailey, 28, was 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA in his two starts after his activation from the disabled list on April 18. Prior to that, he had no setbacks as he resumed a throwing program and pitched in Minor League games.
The Reds have not named a starter to take Bailey’s spot for Thursday’s game at Atlanta. Raisel Iglesias’ turn in the Louisville rotation is currently listed as TBA on Thursday, so it’s seems like a good bet. But Iglesias also pitched 4 2/3 innings in a Sunday doubleheader.