According to Reds' beat writer
Homer Bailey has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after visiting Dr.
Tim "Hollywood" Kremchek on Monday. Bailey's MRI exam showed no signs of
structural damage, but the Reds want to be extra careful when it comes to
the young right hander and shelved him for fifteen days. Bailey has no
history of shoulder problems, but
some have noticed
"red-flags" in his mechanics. Bailey denied a cortisone shot on Monday
and continued to downplay his shoulder inflammation:
“I’m not (worried),”
said a humble Bailey.
“If it was something serious, I might be, if it was agonizing pain. But it
could be something real minor. I don’t know any timetable or anything like
that. There was never one pitch where I felt something. It kind of slowly
crept up. They came out. I wanted to stay in the game. They weren’t going to
let that happen. I was thinking one start, but I’m no doctor.”
24 year-old Enerio Del Rosario was called up from AAA on Monday to coincide
with the Reds roster move. He will work out of the Reds' bullpen until
another move is needed to fill Bailey's spot in the rotation. So far at
Louisville, Del Rosario has gone 1-1 with a 1.46 ERA. His electric
side-armed action and explosive sinking pitches should intensify the Reds'
bullpen. Del Rosario will wear number 58.
When Bailey's rotation spot opens up, the Reds have several options at AAA.
will not be in consideration after leaving last Wednesday's game with a
blister. Chapman aside, the likely candidates from Louisville would be RHP
Sam LeCure (5-2, 2.55), LHP Matt Maloney (4-1, 2.72), and RHP Travis Wood
(1-4, 4.47). Without Chapman being in the mix, the Reds still have many
ample arms at AAA. Their newly found minor league depth will become a huge
asset as the long season's eventual injuries occur.
After all of the roster activity between Louisville and Cincinnati is
finished, expect AA pitcher
Klinkler to settle into the Bats' rotation. Klinkler seems to have
proved himself in AA going 4-3 with a 1.63 ERA.
Aaron Harang (2-5, 6.02) will face Brian Burres (2-1, 4.91) and the Pirates
on Monday at 7:10pm. The game will
celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first major league night-game. The
first place St. Louis Cardinals are off on Monday. The Reds can slide back
into first with a victory against the Buccos.