The Reds announced that pitcher Homer Bailey had surgery this morning to remove bone spurs in his right elbow. Dr. David Altchek in New York performed the surgery. Bailey had seen Altchek for a second opinion last year.
Read more about Bailey’s surgery in this article by Zach Buchanan.
Bailey will shut down his offseason program for 4-6 weeks. It’s likely he’ll start the season on the DL. Opening Day is just under 8 weeks away.
The Reds will have to decide whether they want to look for more pitching on the free agent market or use the temporary opening as an opportunity for one of the younger pitchers.
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