The Reds were going to shut Homer Bailey down for two months. Think bigger, Cincinnati:
RHP Homer Baily to have “Tommy John” surgery. Is expected to return during the 2016 season.
— Reds Media Relations (@RedsPR) May 1, 2015
Bad news for Bailey and the Reds, who are in the in the second season of a six-year, $105 million contract together.
Bailey made two poor appearances this season before going on the DL. Last year he was shut down early with arm problems. 2012 and 2013 are the only two seasons in his nine years in the majors in which he made as many as 30 starts, pitched as many as 200 innings and had an ERA that was better than league average.