Reds Homer Bailey impressive in rehab start

Reds pitcher Homer Bailey watches a game against the Cubs on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff
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Reds pitcher Homer Bailey watches a game against the Cubs on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Reds pitcher Homer Bailey worked five shutout innings in an injury rehab start for Double-A Pensacola on Friday night. He allowed three hits, struck out five and walked one against the Mississippi Braves.

Bailey retired the side on 11 pitches in the first inning, gave up an infield single in the second and a single and walk in the third before escaping trouble with a double-play ball.

The veteran right-hander finished strong with a perfect fifth, including his final strikeout.

“All the signs tonight pointed in real good directions,” Bailey told the team’s website. “I can’t change things in the past. It’s about going forward.”

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