"I haven't gotten off the mound," said Bailey, who was among Reds pitchers and catchers who reported on the first day of camp. "Usually, l like to get off the mound a few times before I come. But I can catch back up real quick. It's more getting used to the throwing everyday stuff."
Bailey, 28, was 9-5 with a 3.71 ERA in 23 starts last season after making his final start on Aug. 7. He walked 45 and struck out 124 in 145 2/3 innings but had back-to-back 200-inning seasons in 2012-13 and pitched two no-hitters.
Entering the second year of his six-year, $105 million contract, Bailey was pleased that there have been no setbacks to this point.
"Everything has been pretty good," Bailey said. "I was kind of going at a really good pace. Right before I came here, I backed off for about a week just thinking, 'you know what? I'll just wait until I get there and let everything cool down a bit.'"
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