Reds P Homer Bailey could start throwing again by January

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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."

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.