The Reds and Homer Bailey reached an agreement on a one-year, $5.35 million deal, avoiding arbitration. Bailey, who was eligible for arbitration for the second time, filed for $5.8 million. Club countered at $4.75 million
Bailey was the last of seven arbitration cases that the Reds settled.
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said it was toughest year he’s ever had as far as arbitration.
“Absolutely,” he said. “With the numbers of cases and quality of players. We came very close to going to the hearing with (Mat) Latos. We’re all very happy to have it behind us.”
The Reds reached two-year deals with Latos and Logan Ondrusek and one-year deals with Mike Leake, Bailey, Chris Heisey, Shin-Soo Choo and Alfredo Simon.
Homer Bailey, Reds reach deal
Cincinnati Enquirer | Feb 16