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A source has told MLB.com that Reds pitcher Homer Bailey has agreed to a six-year, $105 million contract with the club on Wednesday to avoid arbitration. It comes with a mutual option for a seventh year worth $25 million with a $5 million buyout.
Their have been a lot of rumors about these deal in the works for days but now it seems to be coming together. The contract includes a mutual option for a seventh year which carries a $25 million salary or a $5 million buyout. Bailey was due to hit free agency next offseason, but he'll now be under team control through at least 2019.ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Update: Corey Dickerson was removed from Saturday's game with a left quad injury.
While the news regarding Dickerson's plantar fasciitis was positive, he was removed after he fouled a ball off his back leg and is now day-to-day with what the team is calling a quad injury. When his leg appeared to be swollen, manager Walt Weiss opted to play it safe and remove Dickerson who had gone 0-for-3 in Saturday's game against the Giants. Consider him day-to-day for right now and figure he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday. Analysis: Howard Bender