The Cincinnati Reds have placed right-handed pitcher Homer Bailey on the disabled list, according to SI.com. Bailey is not off to the best start this season, posting a 5.51 record and 41 strikes to 21 walks. Bailey's only win came on a complete shutout against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
No doubt, Bailey has shown flashes of being a great pitcher. He has shown signs of that pitcher all the way through the minor league ladder. Bailey felt tightness in his throwing shoulder in his last start, and the Reds are worried that the tightness may linger.
Bailey had tightness in his shoulder during a 4-3 loss in Cleveland on Sunday. The problem developed in the third inning, forcing him from the game. A medical test on Monday found no serious problem, but the Reds weren't about to carry two starters who had to leave games early because of a medical problem.
The Reds are only 0.5 games behind the Cardinals in the NL Central, 4.5 games ahead of the third place Cubs. Their worn down bullpen could use some relief and the Reds are hoping that relief comes in the form Enerio Del Rosario.
Del Rosario will be making his major league debut after posting a 1.46 ERA in 20 relief appearances. Del Rosario has revamped his career after changing his delivery and is on the uprise in the Reds organization.