Andrew Bailey RUMORS & NEWS

  • Red Sox could non-tender Andrew Bailey

    Hardball Talk "Reliever Andrew Bailey‘s days with the Red Sox could be numbered. After moving to Boston in the Josh Reddick deal with the Athletics prior to the 2012 season, Bailey has made just 49 appearances in his two seasons with the Sox. He missed most of the 2012 season with a thumb injury, then had his..." December 01

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox RHP Andrew Bailey will undergo shoulder surgery on Wednesday. Out 12 months.

  • Andrew Bailey headed to DL with shoulder injury

    Boston Herald "The first post-All-Star break pitch has not yet been thrown, and already, the Red Sox have been dealt some bad news. Oft-injured reliever Andrew Bailey is headed to the disabled list with a shoulder injury, multiple sources have confirmed. Bailey ceded the closer job to Koji Uehara last month,..." July 19

  • Battered Andrew Bailey holds out hope

    Boston Herald "The inning started out promising, but in the end it was all too predictable with Andrew Bailey on the hill. The relief pitcher was sent out in last night’s seventh inning with the Red Sox holding a 5-4 lead on the Blue Jays. This was Sox manager John Farrell giving Bailey a chance to regain some..." June 29

  • Andrew Bailey in a battle

    Boston Herald "Through it all — three blown saves in a 10-day span, four consecutive appearances with at least one run allowed, losing his grip on the Red Sox closer’s job — Andrew Bailey has insisted that he’s healthy. Clearly, though, something is wrong. According to data compiled by Brookline-based stat..." June 25

  • Farrell: Time for a change at closer

    CSN New England "For now, at least, John Farrell has seen enough. Two days ago, after Andrew Bailey had allowed a tying homer in the ninth, the Red Sox manager was asked if he had considered going with someone else in the closer's role. "Not yet,'' Farrell said candidly, but the answer suggested..." June 21

  • Andrew Bailey believes in own abilities

    Boston Herald "Andrew Bailey blew three saves in only nine opportunities after returning from right thumb surgery last season, enough for the Red Sox to replace him last winter by trading for Joel Hanrahan. So, now that he’s the closer again, how secure can Bailey possibly feel? “I’m the guy here,” Bailey said..." June 12

  • Healthy issue in Bailey

    Boston Herald "Andrew Bailey has two roles with the Red Sox. That’s one too many. As of yesterday, he returned to being the closer — for the fourth time. The moment also marked the return of the most mysterious man on the Red Sox roster. That’s no reflection on Bailey’s personality, which is as..." May 21

  • Closer Andrew Bailey expected back from DL Monday

    ESPN Boston "Closer Andrew Bailey is likely to be activated from the disabled list in time for Monday's game in Chicago after making a rehab appearance at Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday night. Bailey, who has been on the disabled list since April 29 with a strained right biceps, was scheduled to join the..." May 19

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Farrell said when Andrew Bailey returns to the #Redsox, he will close.

  • Andrew Bailey makes progress with bullpen session

    Boston Globe "Andrew Bailey threw 20 pitches in the bullpen at Tropicana Field on Tuesday afternoon and felt fine. Bailey has been on the disabled list since April 29 with a biceps strain. "I mixed in curveballs, cutters changeups, couple of everything. ... Moving in the right direction," Bailey said. "I..." May 15

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Andrew Bailey felt good after 20-pitch bullpen session. Next step: facing hitters in simulated game Thursday #RedSox

  • Injuries starting to mount for Red Sox

    Boston Globe "Following a 6-1 loss against the Twins, some notes from the clubhouse: • The Red Sox injury bug has arrived. With two closers – Andrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan on the disabled list – Will Middlebrooks was undergoing a CT scan for pain on his right side. David Ross, with whom Middlebooks..." May 08

  • Bailey: Sox bullpen all set with Breslow

    Boston Herald "Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow got a favorable clubhouse endorsement from the guy he supplanted on the 25-man roster. Breslow was summoned from Triple-A Pawtucket yesterday to replace right-handed set-up man Andrew Bailey in the Red Sox bullpen. Bailey went on the 15-day disabled list with a..." May 07

  • Andrew Bailey heads to DL; Breslow activated

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox today placed closer Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list and lefty Craig Breslow has been activated. Bailey has experienced some soreness in his right biceps and had an MRI today. we'll have more news on MRI results later. Breslow had been rehabbing in Pawtucket" May 06

  • Red Sox will get Bailey examined on Monday

    Boston Globe "Red Sox manager John Farrell said before batting practice on Saturday that Andrew Bailey would be available for the game. That changed an hour later after Bailey did some throwing. The righthander felt continued discomfort in his bicep and was not cleared to pitch. A team doctor will examine..." May 05

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    Michael Silverman @MikeSilvermanBB

    Andrew Bailey (sore right biceps) is not available tonight after all. His pregame throwing program did not go so well. #RedSox

  • Andrew Bailey dealing with right biceps discomfort

    MLB.com "Closer Andrew Bailey sat idle in the Red Sox's bullpen during a save situation at Rogers Centre on Thursday because of discomfort in his right biceps. "Just kind of felt a little something last time I pitched and we're just being very precautious with it," Bailey said after the Red Sox' 3-1..." May 03

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    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Hanrahan said Farrell has told him he will set-up Bailey for time being

  • Bailey or Hanrahan - Who should close?

    CSN New England "The Red Sox have a controversy on their hands. Or do they? Joel Hanrahan is the team's closer, but he struggled before going on the DL. In his stead, Andrew Bailey has been lights out. Given that Bailey was supposed to be the closer last season and has shown himself to be dominant in that..." April 28

  • Joel Hanrahan may be out of luck

    Boston Herald "Imagine having a rough week at work, catching the flu, calling in sick for three days, and then returning to discover you’ve been demoted. In corporate America, you might have grounds for a lawsuit. In baseball, you suck it up and pitch the eighth inning. Andrew Bailey learned that lesson, to..." April 25

  • Andrew Bailey Has Golden Opportunity to Audition for Closer’s Role As Joel Hanrahan Battles Hamstring Issue

    NESN "A lot has happened since the last mailbag. The Red Sox experienced their first major hiccups of 2013 when they dropped back-to-back contests to the Orioles. They’ve since bounced back, though, notching two wins against the Rays – one being a walk-off and the other almost including a no-hitter from..." April 15

  • Hanrahan on Bailey: 'All you can do is root for each other'

    CSN New England "In December 2011, the Red Sox traded three young players, including Josh Reddick who went on to have a stellar season, to the A's to acquire Andrew Bailey to be their new closer, after the loss of Jonathan Papelbon to the Phillies in free agency. But, Bailey was hurt at the end of spring..." January 09

  • Andrew Bailey set for change

    Boston Herald "After only one year, the replacement closer has been replaced. But Andrew Bailey never brooded over the freak injury that short-circuited a season in which he was supposed to cushion the blow from Jonathan Papelbon's departure. And a week after the Red Sox traded for closer Joel Hanrahan, he..." January 03

  • Manager's decision: Andrew Bailey to set up

    Boston Herald "John Farrell is wasting no time bringing order to the Red Sox. On the same day the team acquired Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates, the new manager informed Hanrahan's fellow two-time All-Star closer Andrew Bailey that he will enter spring training as a set-up man. The decision was..." December 27

  • Olney: Red Sox "Open" To Trading Andrew Bailey

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox acquired Andrew Bailey last winter in one of Ben Cherington's first moves as general manager. At the time, Boston was trying to replace Jonathan Papelbon, and had to do so on the limited budget that Cherington inherited from his predecessor, Theo Epstein. This meant trading low-minors..." November 27

  • Andrew Bailey way better late

    Boston Herald "The last pitch may have been the nastiest. With two out in the ninth inning yesterday and the Red Sox on the verge of winning back-to-back games for the first time in three weeks, Andrew Bailey uncorked a dirt-diving, two-strike curveball to Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis. Lights..." September 16

  • Andrew Bailey wonders what might have been with Red Sox

    Boston Globe "As the Red Sox collapsed this season, Andrew Bailey was a helpless spectator. The pitcher expected to be the team's new closer missed the first 116 games recovering from surgery on his right thumb. Bailey also was in the uncomfortable position of being close to manager Bobby Valentine — the two..." September 07

  • Bailey makes Red Sox debut; other notes

    CSN New England "Andrew Bailey was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday and made his Red Sox debut in the bottom of the eighth inning of the 7-1 loss to the Orioles. He faced two batters, walking the first and striking out the second. He was glad to get his feet wet in a situation where the game..." August 15

  • Andrew Bailey set for Sox debut, not worried about role

    Boston Herald "Better late than never, Andrew Bailey is ready for his Red Sox debut. According to a team source, the Red Sox intend to activate Bailey from the disabled list before tonight's game in Baltimore, the opener of an all-important three-game series against the Orioles. The two-time All-Star closer..." August 14

  • Andrew Bailey set to rejoin Red Sox on Tuesday night

    Boston Herald "At long last, Andrew Bailey is ready for his Red Sox debut. According to a team source, the Sox intend to activate Bailey from the disabled list before Tuesday night's game in Baltimore, the opener of an all-important three-game series against the Orioles. Bailey retired all four batters..." August 13

  • Andrew Bailey slowly closes in on return

    Boston Herald "Andrew Bailey is the man everybody sees but nobody sees pitch. He has been like a false spring, one of those February days where the sun burns bright with illusion before the darkness of winter returns. Yesterday, Bailey threw 23 pitches in front of Red Sox pitching coach No.?1 (Bob McClure)..." July 26

  • Andrew Bailey getting closer to a return

    Boston Globe "Injured Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey is hoping he will soon be cleared to start throwing again. The righthander, who underwent surgery for a torn ligament in his right thumb April 4, is scheduled for an exam with surgeon Thomas Graham this week. "It feels pretty normal to me,'' Bailey said..." May 13

  • Rivera has fan in Bailey

    Boston Herald "A few hours before the start of the 2009 All-Star Game, Andrew Bailey was standing in the outfield at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, soaking in the atmosphere. "Want to play catch?" New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said. Then a rookie with the Oakland Athletics, Bailey nodded, nearly..." May 05

  • Bailey gives thumbs up for return

    Boston Globe "Andrew Bailey said the right thumb injury that will cost him much of this season left him angry because of its random nature, but has not diminished his will to help the Red Sox return to the postseason. The righthander had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his..." April 07

  • Alfredo Aceves will close for Sox

    Boston Herald "For openers, Alfredo Aceves will be the Red Sox' closer. As the Red Sox began their final Opening Day tuneup with a two-hour workout here today, manager Bobby Valentine announced that Aceves will get the first chance to pitch in a save situation. He gets the nod over Mark Melancon, who will..." April 04

  • Surgery for Bailey; he's out 3-4 months

    Boston Globe "Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey will have reconstructive surgery on his right thumb Wednesday in Cleveland and will be out 3-4 months, the team announced Tuesday. Bailey was examined by team doctors Monday in Boston, then by Dr. Thomas Graham Tuesday in Cleveland. Graham, who also operated on..." April 04

  • Surgery for Sox Bailey

    Boston Herald "The news on Andrew Bailey went from bad to worse as the Sox would-be closer will undergo thumb surgery tomorrow in Cleveland. The team announced after today's game against the Nationals that Bailey will undergo surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. Manager..." April 04

  • Andrew Bailey headed to surgery?

    ESPN.com "Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine acknowledged Tuesday that closer Andrew Bailey was likely to be out for "a while" with a thumb injury on his right pitching hand, leaving the team to fill a hole at the back of the bullpen with Opening Day looming. Bailey is getting a second opinion on the..." April 03

  • Andrew Bailey scheduled to see surgeon today

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox have serious concerns about closing before the season even begins. Closer Andrew Bailey flew back to Boston from spring training to have his right thumb examined by team doctors yesterday. He was scheduled for a second opinion today with renowned hand surgeon Dr. Thomas Graham at..." April 03

  • Thumb injury likely to land Bailey on DL

    Boston Globe "The season opens Thursday at Detroit and the Red Sox are looking for a closer, Andrew Bailey having suffered a thumb injury that is likely to land him on the disabled list. Bailey will be in Boston Monday for an exam to determine the severity of the injury, the origins of which are..." April 02

  • Sox trade for A's closer Andrew Bailey

    Boston Herald "Some moments are enduring. For Andrew Bailey, there was his first major league save for the Oakland Athletics, being named Rookie of the Year in 2009 and this: "There's nothing like the atmosphere of running into the game from the bullpen at Fenway Park," Bailey said last night. "You can't put..." December 29

  • Even after Darvish bid, Rangers still pursuing A's closer Andrew Bailey

    Dallas Morning News "By shelling out big money for closer Joe Nathan and the negotiating rights to Yu Darvish, the Rangers have shown just how serious they are about improving their pitching staff. And they might not be done yet, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal wrote Wednesday that the Rangers..." December 22

  • A's Andrew Bailey ready for anything

    Boston Herald "When it comes to where Oakland Athletics closer Andrew Bailey will pitch next season, your guess is as good as, well, Andrew Bailey's. "I don't really know anything in terms of if or when, or maybe the A's will hang on to me. I have no idea," Bailey, subject of trade rumors, said by phone..." December 14

  • Case is far from closed in bullpen

    Boston Globe "On the one hand, the Sox know they have either two very good starters or relievers in Aceves and Bard. If they split the difference and put Bard in the rotation, nothing says Aceves can't be a closer. He certainly has the stuff and the stamina. The Red Sox already have discussed a deal with..." December 07

  • Rangers still looking to fortify bullpen; A's closer Andrew Bailey is a target

    Dallas Morning News "After their bullpen disintegrated in the World Series , the Rangers seemed intent on upgrading their bullpen this off-season. But it seems like signing veteran closer Joe Nathan won't be enough for the Rangers. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday that the Rangers are still actively..." December 02

  • Mets eye A's Bailey

    New York Post "The Mets are among the at least half-dozen teams that have inquired seriously about Oakland closer Andrew Bailey, a person familiar with those talks told The Post. However, the A's are selling high on the righty and currently do not believe the Mets have the necessary pieces to obtain Bailey, a..." December 01

  • Reds interested in Andrew Bailey?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "ESPN's Buster Onley reports the Reds are talking about a possible trade for Oakland closer Andrew Bailey. Bailey, 27, has 75 saves and a 2.07 ERA in three season with the A's. More importantly as MLBTraderumors points out, Bailey had a 37.1% groundball rate in 41 2/3 innings this year. He's..." November 21

  • A's Closer Andrew Bailey hit by line drive during batting practice

    Oakland Tribune "Closer Andrew Bailey was unavailable Monday against the Angels after being struck in the left temple by a line drive during batting practice. Bailey was standing in left field and fell to the ground immediately after being hit by the liner off the bat of Kurt Suzuki. A large group of..." September 13

  • Rangers continue search for a reliever

    Fox Sports "The Rangers aren't messing around. They've got more money and prospects than most clubs, and they're scouring the top of the market for bullpen help. Among their targets, according to major-league sources: The Padres' two prizes, closer Heath Bell and setup man Mike Adams; Nationals All-Star..." July 18