Bailey confident he'll be ready for next start

Bailey confident he'll be ready for next start

NEW YORK -- Homer Bailey, whose recent start was cut short by a slightly strained right knee, feels as though he's all set to go for his next outing, on Tuesday. Bailey, who will face the Brewers, threw a full bullpen session on Saturday.

"I don't see why there would be any setbacks or anything," Bailey said on Sunday. "We'll kind of see how it goes. You don't really know, but I have a pretty good idea [that] everything should be fine."

Bailey was pitching against the Cubs when he felt pain in the knee during a delivery in the sixth inning. He did not need a cortisone shot but received treatment and anti-inflammatory medication. During the All-Star break, he threw a bullpen session in Austin, Texas.

Before Saturday's mound session, Bailey was able to run at full speed.

"If you had asked me two days before to do that, I would have laughed at you," he said. "I did some poles and sprints and didn't have any issues. As long as it stays like that, I should be fine."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.