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Andrew Bailey likely to return to A’s on Sunday or Monday

May 28, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT

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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle brings word that A’s closer Andrew Bailey has arrived in Oakland and is likely to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on either Sunday or Monday.

Bailey threw 13 pitches in a one-inning rehab appearance Friday evening at Triple-A Sacramento. He allowed two hits but zero runs.

The 26-year-old righty has not pitched in a major league game yet this season because of a forearm strain that he suffered in the middle of March.

Brian Fuentes has saved nine games in Bailey’s absence, but hasn’t exactly been the most reliable option for the last-place Athletics. He’s sporting a 1-7 record, 5.06 ERA and 1.41 WHIP through his first 21 1/3 innings this season.

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