CINCINNATI -- Reds pitcher Homer Bailey was back at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday morning, and he is set to meet with the club's training staff to reassess where the right-hander is in his rehab process.
Bailey was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 1 with right knee inflammation shortly after his move to the bullpen. He made one rehab start, with Triple-A Louisville, on June 11, during which he allowed five runs on six hits in three innings. Bailey skipped his last scheduled rehab start due to lingering soreness in his right knee.
"Just trying to get more of a plan together when he, I and the trainer talk," Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said before Wednesday's game against Detroit. "See what adjustments have been made to his schedule, and then we will go from there."
Bailey's last start for Cincinnati came on May 28.
Stephens called up, Brice sent down
The Reds recalled pitcher Jackson Stephens from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, and they optioned right-hander Austin Brice to Louisville. Stephens has allowed seven earned runs on seven hits in 15 innings for Cincinnati over nine appearances this season. His last appearance came on June 2 against San Diego.
"Austin Brice had a 10-day DL stint and then didn't pitch for three days after, so I got him in a game on 13 days' rest," Riggleman said. "His last game he pitched was on seven days' rest, so it is just not enough action to allow him to be effective. We used that situation to get Stephens up here, who has been pitching. If Stephens had to sit too much, we would probably have to reverse it."
Stephens has a 4.20 ERA. Brice has allowed seven runs on 11 hits in 14 2/3 innings this season with the Reds.