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Andrew Bailey feeling good after having elbow "cleaned up"

Sep 28, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT

Andrew Bailey underwent surgery over the weekend to have his right elbow “cleaned up” by Dr. James Andrews and the A’s closer said yesterday that he’s already feeling much better after having “bone chips and loose bodies” removed:

It was all kind of beat up and irritating the joint. Dr. Andrews said everything looks great, and it’s kind of amazing how good I feel. There’s no pain, just some swelling.

For a guy whose elbow was “all kind of beat up” Bailey had a remarkably strong season, following up his Rookie of the Year campaign by converting 25-of-28 saves with a 1.47 ERA, .199 opponents’ batting average, and 42/13 K/BB ratio in 49 innings.
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Bailey “should be pitching in three months,” which would leave about three months for him to get ready for spring training.

  1. APBA Guy - Sep 28, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    No secret to his success. Start with a pre-elbow problem 97 mph fastball. Add in the old Orioles mantra:
    – work fast
    – throw strikes
    – change speeds
    Even at his elbow-reduced 93 mph this year, he was still following the formula. The A’s bullpen in 2009 was a thing of beauty. In 2010 not so much. We live in hope for 2011.

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