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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Homer Bailey Fighting To Pitch In 2016

Homer Bailey doesn't want to give up on the 2016 season but with 19 games left he may have to settle for a normal off season.

Bailey threw 44 pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday.

While he was not available for comment but pitching coach Mack Jenkins attested to Bailey's mood.

"He's frustrated," Jenkins said as Bailey went to ice his $105 million right arm.  "His goal is to get back this year. Homer used his entire arsenal. The ball was coming out hot, high pitch quality. We'll see how he feels tomorrow."

As with Zack Cozart, who is feeling normal aches and pains associated with his off season knee surgery, Bailey's arm is feeling normal soreness.  Bailey made just two starts since shutting down his 2014 season after 23 starts.

Bailey made six starts between July 31 and August 28 going 2-3 with a 6.65 ERA. In his last two starts, both losses, he allowed nine earned runs in a total of 3 1/3 innings.  He left the rotation with soreness in his right biceps.

"He worked so hard to get over his elbow surgery," Bryan Price said.  "Now he has a common pitching malady.  We're not going to shut him down.  My feeling is when this season is over, a normal off season will do him good."

Players tend to take the month of October to rest and then get into a work out routine sometime in November to ramp up for spring training at the end of February.

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