Back in mid-August Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Homer Bailey was placed on the disabled list citing stiffness in his elbow.
“What happened was it didn’t get any better. At one point he felt like he had taken a step backwards. It certainly means there will be a week of no throwing and then we’ll reassess.”
He went on the 15-day disabled list a few days later.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 16, 2014
Bailey was officially shutdown for the season on Monday when he was transferred onto the 60-day disabled list. His elbow pain was due to more than just stiffness, he has a torn tendon in his forearm.
The official announcement came via the Reds’ official Twitter account on Thursday that the right-hander will undergo the surgery performed by Dr. Tim Kremchek on Friday.
Homer Bailey to have surgery tomorrow to repair torn tendon in right forearm.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 4, 2014
The team was hoping to take a more conservative route to help heal the tendon but when it came down to it surgery was the best option.
“I‘m certainly disappointed, typically that’s a last resort, but also in this case it does help answer some questions,” Price said. “It seems to me to be the best option.”
Unfortunately the Bailey will miss the rest of the 2014 season. The good news is that he is supposed to return healthy by the start of spring training in 2015.