After completing his rehab stint and working up to around 100 pitches in his last start, the Reds deemed that Homer Bailey was ready to complete his comeback from Tommy John surgery.
Bailey will start on Sunday in San Diego, his first big league outing since having Tommy John surgery in May of 2015.
Bailey was well ahead of schedule, when he made two April rehab starts with Pensacola and Louisville. However, he suffered a set back and was shut down again.
He came back at the end of June and made six more rehab starts with Louisville before working 4.1 innings and throwing 98 pitches on Monday night. After the game, Bailey announced that he was rejoining the team and was eventually activated.
In the eight games on the assignment, Bailey posted a 5.14 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. He struck out 22 and walked 11 in 28 innings of work.
The corresponding move for the 40-man spot was transferring Caleb Cotham to the 60-day DL. The move for the 25-man was optioning Kyle Waldrop to Louisville.