Based on spring training assignments, it appears the Reds have their starting rotation and plans for Homer Bailey set up. The rotation, in order:
Johnny Cueto, Raisel Iglesias, Mike Leake, Jason Marquis, Anthony DeSclafani
Homer Bailey threw 30 pitches today. He’s scheduled to start in a major league game against the Brewers on Friday. MLB rules allow DL assignments to be backdated for nine days of spring training. Bailey can pitch Friday then go on the DL the following day, March 28. He could then come off the DL to pitch against the Cubs on 4/13 in Chicago, replacing Iglesias. Bailey would have time for three more starts before that game. If Bailey isn’t ready on 4/13, he’d start against the Cardinals in St. Louis on 4/19.
The Reds announced that Michael Lorenzen would start on Thursday. That’s just Lorenzen standing in for Johnny Cueto who is in the Dominican Republic tending to family business.