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Homer Bailey will start Reds' season opener vs Nationals

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Homer Bailey wasn't even thinking about opening day. After years of setbacks with his elbow, the Cincinnati Reds' highest-paid starter just wanted to get through spring training without an issue.

Bailey accomplished his goal, and manager Bryan Price announced that the right-hander will make his first opening day start at home next Thursday against the Washington Nationals. He's getting the chance in part because Anthony DeSclafani is sidelined with another injury.

"Cool," Bailey said after pitching six innings against Colorado on Friday. "It is something I never really thought about. When you climb Mount Everest, no one ever talks about the first step. They talk about getting to the top. It is more throughout the course of the season that I look forward to than just the first one."

AVG: J. Votto.320
HR: J. Votto36
RBI: J. Votto100
SB: B. Hamilton59
W: M. Lorenzen8
Saves: R. Iglesias28
K: T. Adleman108
NL Central
Chi Cubs 00.000-
Cincinnati 00.000-
Milwaukee 00.000-
Pittsburgh 00.000-
St. Louis 00.000-
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .253 (18)
Runs: 753 (14)
Hits: 1390 (18)
Home Runs: 219 (13)
Stolen Bases: 120 (3)
OBP: .329 (13)
SLG: .433 (13)
Total Bases: 2372 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.17 (29)
Runs Allowed: 869 (29)
Saves: 33 (25)
Strikeouts: 1300 (17)
OpBA: .263 (20)
OBP: .345 (28)
SLG: .465 (30)
Run Support: 4.74 (13)
Date Player Transactions
3/23 O. Pérez Released
3/22 J. Stephens Sent to Minors
3/22 R. Stephenson Sent to Minors
3/22 K. Vargas Acquired Off Waivers Minnesota
3/17 S. Turner Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
3/20 M. Lorenzen Right shoulder strain (day-to-day)
3/2 R. Davis Recovery from right hip surgery (on 60-day DL)
9/20 R. Iglesias Flu (day-to-day)
9/13 S. Gennett Hand (day-to-day)
9/10 D. Storen off 60-day DL
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