Cincinnati Reds

Reds moving Bailey into relief role

The Reds will see if right-hander Homer Bailey can pitch out of the bullpen. The former first-round draft pick is on a rehabilitation assignment in the minors, working his way back from shoulder inflammation. He's been on the disabled list since May 24.

Bailey is with Triple-A Louisville, where he has a 2.50 ERA in three starts. He pitched one scoreless inning of relief against Toledo on Tuesday night. He gave up one walk and no hits. The Reds have plenty of starting pitchers, so they're trying to figure out if Bailey could help the bullpen.

Right-hander Aaron Harang threw a simulated game on Tuesday without problem and could start a rehab assignment over the weekend. He's been sidelined by back spasms since July 6.

Associated Press