CINCINNATI -- Despite making a rehab start Tuesday, Homer Bailey will not rejoin the Reds' rotation Sunday against the Royals. Instead, Sam LeCure will make his fourth consecutive start in Bailey's place.
"Homer is not pitching. He came out a little more sore than normal," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "We kind of anticipated that a little bit. We decided to scratch him and wait a little more."
Bailey has been on the disabled list since May 24 with right shoulder inflammation. He was scheduled to be examined by team medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek on Friday.
"I threw the other day and felt great," Bailey said. "The last couple of days, there's been some soreness in places where I usually don't get soreness. We'll evaluate and go from there. I'll know more later once I see Kremchek."
Bailey said he felt the soreness after throwing on flat ground.
The right-hander pitched for Triple-A Louisville in a rehab start on Tuesday and threw 86 pitches, allowing five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. He was scheduled to throw in a bullpen session Friday but was scratched from that and will not make another rehab start this weekend.
"If it was anything seriously wrong, I would have felt it then [Tuesday]," Bailey said. "I didn't feel it then. We're trying to take it slow because we can nip it in the bud now or we can maybe suffer later."
In three starts for the Reds, LeCure has gone 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA. He will face 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke of Kansas City (1-8, 4.05 ERA).
Reds sign second-round pick LaMarre
CINCINNATI -- Second-round pick Ryan LaMarre signed with the Reds on Friday and is joining Class A Dayton immediately.
LaMarre, taken No. 62 overall in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft by the Reds on Tuesday, said he agreed to a deal Friday, and when reached via phone, he was en route to Appleton, Wis., to join the Dragons in their series with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
The former University of Michigan outfielder called the signing a "big relief" and said he was ready to get on the field for the Dragons as early as Saturday.
As a junior at Michigan, LaMarre led the Wolverines with a .419 average and drove in 40 runs in 36 games.
Hanigan, Dickerson making progress
CINCINNATI -- Both Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan and outfielder Chris Dickerson took swings on Friday as they try to work their way back from the disabled list.
Hanigan, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 29 with a fractured left thumb, tested his injury out and said he swung at 75 percent. He said he would undergo an X-ray later in the day, and a timetable for his return would become more clear after.
Meanwhile, Dickerson tested his right hand and wrist by taking "dry swings" in the cage for five minutes. He called it a "positive step in the right direction."
Dickerson said he is eligible to return from the 60-day DL on June 28, but there are several steps he needs to take before being cleared to play, from hitting off the tee to taking live batting practice.
All-Star voting now exclusively online
CINCINNATI -- While All-Star balloting at Great American Ball Park ended Friday, votes can still be cast online until July 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Two Reds infielders are among the National League leaders at their positions. Joey Votto ranks fourth at first base, while Brandon Phillips ranks fifth at second base. Each is trying to make his first career All-Star appearance.
Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites using the 2010 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot sponsored by Sprint. Sprint subscribers can now vote on the go with select Sprint devices. They can learn more about how to vote on their smart phones at MLB.com/Sprint.
Starting rosters will be announced during the 2010 All-Star Game Selection Show on TBS on July 4. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by Sprint.
Matt Brown is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.