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Reds pitcher Homer Bailey has start pushed back due to elbow stiffness

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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey’s scheduled start for Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox is being pushed back to Saturday because of elbow stiffness. 

Bailey will instead take the mound against the Colorado Rockies and Mike Leake will start Wednesday’s game. 

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“As much as we would have liked to have given everybody the extra day off, it didn’t make any sense at all to ask Homer to go out there and try to throw through some unusual stiffness in his elbow,” Reds manager Bryan Price said to MLB.com. “We’re pretty optimistic that by Saturday, he’s going to be good to go.”

Bailey is 9-5 this season with 3.71 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 23 starts this season for the Reds, who are 5.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central.  Bailey signed a six-year, $105 million contract extension in the offseason.

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