Reds righthander Homer Bailey will make his major league debut Friday against the Indians. He gets the call after rattling off three consecutive strong starts for Triple-A Louisville, in which he went 3-0, 2.41 with 24-5 strikeouts-walks in 18 2/3 innings.
The 21-year-old phenon arrives in Cincinnati with the Reds fighting to remain relevant, as they sport the National League’s worst record after going 9-21 in May.
With Bailey’s promotion, Brewers righthander Yovani Gallardo is the last of the blue-chip Triple-A starters to get called up. Giants righthander Tim Lincecum and Yankees righthander Phil Hughes were called up earlier in the year.