Homer Bailey, who’s coming back from September surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon, arrived at Reds camp this morning and admitted that he’s behind his usual throwing schedule this time of year.
Here’s what Bailey told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com:
I haven’t gotten off the mound. Usually, l like to get off the mound a few times before I come. But I can catch back up real quick. It’s more getting used to the throwing everyday stuff.
Bailey has yet to suffer any setbacks in his recovery, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a ton until he actually tries to throw off a mound.
He started 23 games with a 3.71 ERA before being shut down in the first season of a $105 million contract extension.