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Reds P Homer Bailey could start throwing again by January


Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey expects to start throwing again in late December or early January after undergoing surgery earlier this month to repair a tear in the flexor mass tendon of his right forearm, reportsThe Cincinnati Enquirer. 

Bailey posted a 3.71 ERA with 124 strikeouts and 45 walks over 145 2/3 innings this season. In eight seasons with Cincinnati, Bailey has posted a 4.17 ERA over 998 2/3 innings.

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"That's kind of where we're at right now," he said. "We're a couple of months away. It could be sooner or later. That's kind of the tentative plan. As far as games, hopeful we'd say to not have to miss a start. Realistic, we might have to miss one or two."

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The Reds opened Thursday at 74-85 and in fourth place in the National League Central.

Another of the Reds' starting pitchers, Mat Latos, was shut down for the season due to a bone bruise in his elbow.