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Royals sign Homer Bailey to minor-league deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Kansas City Royals have signed free agent pitcher Homer Bailey to a minor-league deal on Saturday. He will have to prove himself to make the Big League roster. 

Bailey was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a blockbuster deal with the Cincinnati Reds in December. However, after being acquired, the Dodgers elected to release the pitcher. 

Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey strikes out Jameson Taillon against the Pittsburgh Pirates
Homer Bailey strikes out Jameson Taillon against the Pittsburgh Pirates (Getty Images)

The 32-year-old La Grange, Texas native — who will become 33-years-old on May 3rd — struggled last year in his final season with the Reds. He went 1-14 with a 6.09 ERA in 20 starts, including one complete game. 

He also allowed 82 runs (72 earned runs), including 23 home runs on 141 hits over 106 1/3 innings. Bailey struck out 75 batters and walked 33. 

Bailey was the Reds first-round pick in the 2004 MLB Draft. He spent his entire career with the Reds up until the December trade. 

He went 67-77 in his career with the Reds with a 4.56 ERA in 212 starts with seven complete games and four shutouts. He allowed 669 runs (624 earned runs), including 153 home runs) on 1,287 hits over 1,230 1/3 innings.

He has 1,001 career strikeouts with 407 walks. He had 75 strikeouts in 2018, 

Bailey has had 172 strikeouts over the last four seasons. He has not had a 100-strikeout season since the 2014 season when he had 124.

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