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Andrew Bailey cleared to begin throwing next week

May 16, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

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Here’s some positive health news out of Boston.

According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, right-hander Andrew Bailey was given clearance by a specialist on Wednesday to begin a rehabilitative throwing program next week.

Bailey has been sidelined since the final week of spring training with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. That injury eventually required surgery, which came with a recovery timetable of 3-4 months.

If all goes well, Bailey should be ready to join the back end of the Boston ‘pen before the All-Star break.

The 27-year-old closer owns a sparkling 2.07 career ERA and 0.95 career WHIP in 174 big-league innings.

  1. biasedhomer - May 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Josh Reddick would be looking good with the Red Sox about now.

    • stratomaticfan - May 17, 2012 at 8:32 AM

      Why? They have enough scrub outfielders out there as it is…why would they need another?

  2. alienredsox - May 17, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    It will be interesting to see him, how he would aproach to his new jersey. I think he is good guy as a person and expect a good play of him. Good luck Andrew !!

  3. sergio408 - May 17, 2012 at 6:30 AM

    As an A’s fan I wasn’t happy about trading Bailey when we still had him under control for another 2 yrs but seeing how well Josh Reddick is playing is making forget all about Mr. R.O.Y. 2009.

  4. foreverchipper10 - May 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    I completely forgot that he was on the Sox. Too much going on in Beantown.

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