Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(DENVER) — Starting pitcher Homer Bailey was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Cincinnati Reds Saturday with a strained right elbow.
Bailey had an MRI that revealed he had a flexor mass injury in his elbow. He will not need surgery and is expected to return to the mound this season.
The 28-year-old Bailey has pitched 145 2/3 innings this season, compiling a 9-5 record, 3.71 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 45 walks and 124 strikeouts.
The Reds promoted pitcher Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A Louisville to take Bailey’s place.
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