Reds placed Homer Bailey (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list.
Bailey has a flexor mass injury, which sounds awful but at least does not require surgery. He will likely return this season, though expectations should be held in check as he will prolly not be activated until sometime in September. Until then, the Reds will be forced to scramble to locate a serviceable arm in the minors to fill the vacant rotation slot.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Mike Pelfrey was demoted to the bullpen for the start of the season.
Pelfrey lost out to Tommy Milone for the fifth starter's job, but that hardly seems like a surprise. His move to the pen means that he's probably not even going to see much of a chance even if the Twins need a spot start as they can always bring back Trevor May who also looked better than Pelfrey. You can feel good about ignoring Pelfrey in all fantasy formats. Analysis: Howard Bender