Reds send Bailey to minor leagues
The Reds want Bailey to start regularly and work on his revamped delivery
Bailey had challenged Micah Owings for the fifth spot in the rotation
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Right-hander Homer Bailey will start the season in the Cincinnati Reds' minor league system.
The Reds got down to the 25-man roster limit Sunday by optioning Bailey to Triple-A Louisville, giving him a chance to start regularly and continue to work on his revamped delivery. Bailey had challenged right-hander Micah Owings for the fifth spot in the Reds' rotation.
Owings will start their third game of the season against the Mets. Right-hander Bronson Arroyo, who has carpal tunnel syndrome, won't get his first start until next Sunday, giving him a chance to rest his pitching hand.
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