Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - After missing the first two weeks of the season following September elbow surgery, Reds starter Homer Bailey is going back to the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain.

Prior to the latest injury, Bailey was 0-1 in just two starts in 2015. He allowed a combined seven runs in 11 1/3 innings against St. Louis and Milwaukee.

Bailey was limited to 23 starts in 2014, pitching to a 3.71 ERA in 145 2/3 innings before a right flexor strain ended his season in August. In 168 career starts for the Reds, Bailey owns a 58-51 record with a 4.19 ERA. The 28-year- old signed a 5-year, $105-million contract before the 2014 season.

To take Bailey's place on the roster, Cincinnati promoted right-handed pitcher Carlos Contreras from Triple-A Louisville.