Reds considering moving struggling Homer Bailey to bullpen

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Reds starter Homer Bailey has had a rough year. After Monday’s start against the Diamondbacks, Bailey carries a 6.68 ERA with 38 strikeouts and 24 walks in 62 innings. As C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports, manager Jim Riggleman said hte team will begin to look at transitioning Bailey to the bullpen. Nothing is official, but it’s under consideration.

Bailey hasn’t been an effective starter since 2014, which is when his seemingly perpetual battle with injuries began. Since 2015, the right-hander has made only 38 starts, owning an aggregate 6.49 ERA in 187 1/3 innings.

Bailey is under contract through 2019, so it makes sense for the Reds to try to make the best of a bad situation. Moving Bailey to the bullpen might be a way to allow him to be more effective. It’s worth a shot.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.