Report: Homer Bailey shut down 4-6 weeks after surgery to remove bone spurs in elbow

By Jessica Kleinschmidt

According to Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer, right-handed Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs in his elbow.

Buchanan also adds the ten-year veteran will miss between four and six weeks and will most likely start the season on the disabled list.

The 30-year-old recently complained during the offseason he was experiencing discomfort preparing for spring training while he was increasing his throwing workload, according to Buchanan.

Bailey has been hit by the injury bug multiple times, including ligament damage in 2015 that ultimately led to Tommy John surgery. He hasn’t pitched an entire season since 2013.

He signed a six-year extension with the Reds in 2014 worth $105 million in 2014 and is still owed $68 million over the next three seasons.