View Full Version : Bailey to DL; Breslow Activated

05-06-2013, 05:06 PM
Not sure if Breslow was ready or not but with a short pen there were few moves available.

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. [Boston Globe will] have more news on MRI results later. Breslow had been rehabbing in Pawtucket.Boston Globe

05-06-2013, 07:59 PM

05-15-2013, 02:17 PM
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 felt good the last few days."

Bailey will pitch in a simulated game on Thursday afternoon. The Sox will decide then whether he will go on a brief minor league rehabilitation assignment before being activated.

Bailey made it clear he would prefer to come back after the simulated game. But the Sox seem to prefer he pitch at least one inning in the minors first.

"It’s to get additional adrenalin into some kind of game activity,” manager John Farrell said. “It’s going to be somewhat sterile here at 2:30 in the afternoon on Thursday. To take it for a test run, I think, would be helpful. And to answer any questions that Andrew might have when he steps on it with the adrenalin inside a given game.”Boston.com

05-15-2013, 09:04 PM
^ Sox need this to come off with no troubles....

05-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Farrell said the latest Andrew Bailey would be activated off the disabled list is Monday. Bailey is scheduled for a simulated game Thursday afternoon.

The plan is for Bailey to throw a normal warmup and then throw 12-15 pitches on the mound against hitters. The righthander has not pitched in a game since April 28 because of a biceps strain.

Farrell said the Red Sox would decide Friday whether Bailey’s next step would be to pitch in a minor league game before being activated. It appears that will be the case.Boston.com

05-17-2013, 08:50 AM

Thankfully Bailey will be coming back soon. I absolutely hate seeing Tazawa being used so much. A 2 inning save last night.

I'm hoping that we are done with the "annual Bailey trip to the DL." Before he went on the DL he was rather effective.

I'm assuming the corresponding roster move will be sending De La Torre back to the minors?

05-17-2013, 09:04 AM
Andrew Bailey threw 15 pitches in a simulated game at Tropicana Field this afternoon. Facing teammates Mike Carp and Ryan Lavarnway, Bailey got three fly balls.

"I felt good. Was throwing all my pitches," Bailey said. "My arm feels good."

The next step will be for Bailey to pitch an inning for Triple A Pawtucket on Saturday at McCoy Stadium against Indianapolis. He would then rejoin the Red Sox in Chicago on Monday.

Sox manager John Farrell said Bailey would return to closing once he is activated off the disabled list, Bailey has not pitched since April 28 because of a strained biceps muscle.

Bailey would have preferred to be activated right away. But he complied with the team's desire for a brief rehab assignment.Boston.com

05-17-2013, 09:07 AM
I'm assuming the corresponding roster move will be sending De La Torre back to the minors?

Probably, though Alex Wilson has been sparingly used lately and would be another possibility.

Station 13
05-18-2013, 11:43 PM
Bailey rehab:

1IP 2H (HR) ER 0BB 1K