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Andrew Bailey to have elbow "cleaned up" Friday

Sep 23, 2010, 8:20 PM EDT

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Andrew Bailey will have his right elbow “cleaned up” tomorrow.

Bailey, who underwent Tommy John surgery five years ago, hasn’t pitched since last Friday due to elbow soreness. The symptoms were believed to be similar to when he was diagnosed with “tennis elbow” during spring training.

The good news, according to Slusser, is that the ligament in his elbow was deemed sound and the Athletics say he will “definitely” be ready in time for spring training.

Bailey, 26, posted a 1.47 ERA to go along with 25 saves and a 42/13 K/BB ratio over 47 appearances with the Athletics this season.

  1. Buccofan - Sep 23, 2010 at 9:51 PM

    Smart move. Too many players hem and haw, try rehab when surgery is obviously needed, and flat out stall, delaying the inevitable until it costs them all or part of spring training and the early regular season. Bailey and/or the doctors and/or A’s management are being smart here–the more time allowed for rehab after the surgery, the easier to overcome the almost inevitable setbacks.

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