Aug 2, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey (34) throws against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Reds' Homer Bailey scheduled for season ending forearm surgery on Friday

Back in mid-August Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Homer Bailey was placed on the disabled list citing stiffness in his elbow.

He was given time to try to rehab his arm during the second half of August. At the time, according to Mark Sheldon at Reds’ manager Bryan Price said,

“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.

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.

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.


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