Reds place Homer Bailey on 60-day DL; claim pitcher off waivers

The Reds’ Homer Bailey pitches against the Cardinals on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff
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The Reds’ Homer Bailey pitches against the Cardinals on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

The Cincinnati Reds on Monday claimed Nefi Ogando off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. To make room for Ogando, the Reds placed veteran right-hander Homer Bailey on the 60-day disabled list.

Bailey, who had surgery on his right elbow last week for the third time, told reporters Monday he expected to begin throwing in April and be back in the major leagues by June. Injuries have limited the 30-year-old right-hander to 34 innings the last two seasons.

Ogando, 27, pitched in 14 games (2.30 ERA in 15 1/3 innings) out of the bullpen last season for the Marlins. The Pirates claimed him off waivers in December and waived him last week.