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.
Cincinnati signed Bailey to a six-year, $105 million contract in February of 2014. He 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