Reds manager Bryan Price talking about Homer Bailey after today’s game:
“It was stuff concern, first. There will be peaks and valleys of this type of recovery from this elbow injury. Right now he’s got some bicep tenderness. Ball’s not coming out. You can tell when he’s throwing the last couple times out. It’s just not the same. He’s pitching at 88-91 mostly. Trying to create movement trying to throw more 2-seam fastballs. Doesn’t really have the teeth on the slider. It’s just not as competitive as he needs it to be to get big league hitters out with regularity.
We’ll assess. It’s good. There is no issue with his elbow. He does have bicep soreness. Which isn’t uncommon however it can be tedious and it can be tough to pitch with at times. Going into the game he felt really good. When he really started to lean on it, it started to get sore.
We’ll see. We’ll get ice on it. Do some rehab stuff. He’ll get an extra day in between. If we have to skip him a start or bring in somebody in September to push him back a few days, we’ll do that. We just want to make sure the next time he’s out there he’s fresh and feeling good.
There’s no problem with the elbow.”
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