Wednesday April 29th, 2015

The Reds have placed veteran pitcher Homer Bailey on the 60-day disabled list, the team announced on Wednesday.

Bailey may need elbow surgery and could be out for the rest of the season. On Monday, Cincinnati placed the pitcher on the 15-day DL with a right elbow ligament sprain. Pitcher Carlos Contreras was recalled from Triple-A to fill his spot in the rotation.

Bailey started the season on the disabled list with a torn-flexor tendon that required surgery and ended his 2014 campaign. Bailey was just 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA in two games this season before the injury.

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Cincinnati signed Bailey to a six-year, $105 million contract in February of 2014He has spent his entire nine-year career with Cincinnati and has a career 58-51 record and 4.19 ERA.

The Reds pitching staff has a combined 3.87 ERA, which puts them in the middle of the pack statistically in the MLB. Entering Wednesday, Cincinnati is fourth in the NL Central with a record of 10-10.

- Erick Fernandez

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