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Bailey's rehab start doesn't go all that well

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey, left, meets with catcher Tucker Barnhart, right, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Homer Bailey's first rehab start in hopes of soon returning to the Reds rotation wasn't very encouraging on Monday night.

Bailey started for the Reds Class AAA affiliate Louisville in a home game against Columbus and allowed five earned runs in three innings. All five runs came in the third inning. He allowed six hits, walked one and struck out one, while throwing 68 pitches, 47 of which were strikes.

He was pulled after three innings.

Bailey was placed on the on the 10-day disabled list on June 7 with right knee inflammation.

Just prior to being placed on the DL he had been told he was being moved to the bullpen after going 1-7 with a 6.68 ERA in 12 starts.

Click here for a boxscore from Monday's game.

Click here for his page from Baseball-Reference.com

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