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Bailey (flexor mass tendon) will begin throwing in December, MLB.com reports.

There's some chance that Bailey won't be ready for the start of the season. His injury is similar to the one that made Mat Latos miss a good chunk of the 2014 season.

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Reds manager Bryan Price said he is hoping to have Bailey (forearm) in the rotation to begin 2015, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "I don't think he's in jeopardy of missing any significant time during next year, if any at all," Price said. "We're hoping he'll be ready by Opening Day but if not, it should be somewhere close to it."

Now close to three weeks removed from surgery to repair a torn flexor mass tendon in his right forearm, Bailey is still in a sling but has been working out at Beacon Orthopedic in Cincinnati. He faces a long rehabilitation, and his progress in the months ahead will determine whether a spot in the Opening Day rotation is realistic, but the Reds seem confident he'll be available for most of next season. In Year 1 of a six-year, $105 million contract, Bailey went 9-5 with a 3.71 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 124:45 K:BB.

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Bailey's flexor mass tendon surgery was successful Friday, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

There's no official timetable as to when he'll be able to begin throwing during the offseason. His recovery could stretch into spring training and possibly into the 2015 regular season, but we should know more in the coming weeks.

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Bailey will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn flexor mass tendon in his right forearm.

After a recent MRI revealed little-to-no improvement with Bailey's injury, the Reds began kicking around the idea of sending the right-hander for surgery. It has been determined that surgery is indeed the best route, meaning Bailey's disappointing 2014 campaign is officially over. Although an exact timetable for his recovery has not been established, this could jeopardize Bailey's availability for the start of next season, but it makes sense from the Reds' perspective, as the 28-year-old still has five more years remaining on his contract.

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The Reds are considering surgery to repair the flexor mass tendon in Bailey's forearm. "It's being discussed," manager Bryan Price said on Tuesday. "With that particular injury, it's one of the options. It's not the only option. As we move forward, we'll consider it as something that would certainly rectify the problem."

Bailey's injury is the third such injury for the Reds in the last two years - Jonathan Broxton had surgery for it last August, and Mat Latos returned without surgery earlier this season.

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The Reds moved Bailey to the 60-day DL on Monday.

As Bailey went on the DL in August, this officially ends his season, unless the Reds improbably make the playoffs and advance in them.

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A second MRI for Bailey's forearm injury did not show the improvement the team was hoping for Wednesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans reports.

The team is still holding out hope that Bailey will be able to pitch again this season, but with the lack of desired progress Wednesday, it's looking less and less likely that owners will be able to get a few more starts out of the Reds' righty in 2014. Combine Bailey's lack of improvement with the Reds' horrible play in the second half, an there's little reason to hold Bailey in shallow, single-season leagues.

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Bailey (forearm) and the Reds remain hopeful that he can pitch again this season, MLB.com reports.

Bailey has been shut down from throwing for close to three weeks now but still is not completely pain free. The right-hander said the small tear in his right flexor mass tendon is still presenting issues when he tries to grip a baseball, making it rather unlikely that he'll be cleared to progress from strengthening exercises in the immediate future. The Reds recently sent Bailey for a re-evaluation and are awaiting the results.

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Though Bailey (flexor mass tendon) has shown improvement, he isn't ready yet to begin throwing. "There's a definite improvement from where he was prior to [the injection]," manager Bryan Price said. "But he's not ready to initiate a throwing program yet."

Bailey also had an ultrasound examination Friday. He's increasing exercises, but there isn't a published target date for him to start throwing, let alone for him to return. Given the Reds' precipitous fall out of the playoff race, Bailey might not make more than a token appearance for the remainder of the season.

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Bailey (elbow) has yet to resume throwing, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

Bailey has taken it easy since landing on the disabled list, and he's not sure when he will throw again. Bailey will visit with team doctors Friday, and it's possible an update on his status could come after that.