Per John Fay:
–Homer Bailey is a little thicker in the chest and shoulder.
“I put on about 15 pounds,” he said. “We felt it would help me get through the course of the season.”
Bailey had two stints on the disabled list last year with shoulder problems. That limited him to 22 starts. The goal is keep the shoulder sound. He altered his offseason program a bit to that end.
“(Pitching coach Bryan Price) gave me a bullpen schedule for before I got here,” he said. “In the past, I’ve come in too ready and had to dial it back. This year, I came in ready to throw 30 pitches, instead of 60.”