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On disabled list, Andrew Bailey has “best day yet”

Apr 2, 2011, 8:28 PM EDT

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Oakland closer Andrew Bailey was placed on the 15-day disabled list at the start of the season due to a muscle strain in his right forearm.

Good news: he made a little progress today.

According to Jeff Fletcher of Bay Bridge Baseball, Bailey played long toss from a distance of 120 feet on Saturday afternoon and Athletics manager Bob Geren called it “his best day yet.”

The right-hander is expected to be ready for live action in about two weeks. He has a 1.70 career ERA, a 0.91 career WHIP and a 133/37 K/BB ratio over his first two major league seasons.

The A’s are relying on veteran left-hander Brian Fuentes to handle save opportunities for the time being.

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