Reds' Homer Bailey to have elbow surgery

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds starter Homer Bailey will have surgery on his elbow Friday to repair a torn tendon.

The $100 million right-hander expects to be fully recovered by the start of spring training.

Bailey hurt his right elbow and went on the disabled list Aug. 16. The Reds initially expected to have him back in September.

The Reds called up 10 players on Sept. 1,  including right-handed reliever J.J. Hoover.

Hoover pitched five scoreless innings in Louisville and manager Bryan Price must be anxious to see if he has his confidence back after a horrible 1-10 record and 5.27 ERA with the Reds. Hoover gave up 10 homers and 29 walks in 54 2/3 innings.

They also added right-hander Carlos Contreras, right-hander Daniel Corcino, infielder Jake Elmore, left-hander David Holmberg, catcher Tucker Barnhart, first baseman Donald Lutz, outfielder Yorman Rodriguez, outfielder Jason Bourgeois and left-hander Ryan Dennick.

There was no word on Joey Votto, who was eligible to come off the 60-day DL on Thursday.

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