Reds P Homer Bailey to have Tommy John surgery

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Reds P Homer Bailey to have Tommy John surgery
Friday May 1st, 2015

Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will have Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of 2015, the team announced.

Bailey was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday with an elbow ligament strain.

Bailey had made two starts this season, posting a 5.56 ERA in 11.1 innings.

A nine-year veteran, Bailey has thrown two no-hitters in his career. He was 33-27 with a 3.61 ERA over the past three seasons.

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Bailey, 28, is a former Reds first-round pick and top prospect. He signed a six-year, $105 million extension with Cincinnati in February 2014.

Rookie Michael Lorenzen took Bailey's place in the rotation and allowed three runs in five innings in his Major League debut Wednesday. 

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- Alex Putterman

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