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Andrew Bailey likely out for the season, may need shoulder surgery

Jul 19, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

Andrew Bailey AP

It’s never a good sign when a player goes into the All-Star break on the active roster and leaves the All-Star break on the disabled list, but that’s what just happened to Andrew Bailey.

Boston has placed Bailey on the DL with a shoulder injury, shutting him down after four straight scoreless appearances to end the first half. This is the second time Bailey has been on the DL this season, with his first stint being for a biceps injury.

Bailey has struggled with injuries throughout his career and pitched himself out of the closer role with the Red Sox, but did post a 3.77 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 29 innings.

UPDATE: Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Bailey has labrum damage that may require surgery and is “probably out for the year.”

  1. giantssb42champs - Jul 19, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    “If you ain’t got no bullpen, you ain’t got nothin” – Yogi.

    • davidswiggs - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:04 PM

      I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do… D­a­y3­7.ℂ­ℴ­M

  2. psousa1 - Jul 19, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Jesus H. – can Bailey get through one season! Unbelievable that this team is in first place with all their pitchers going on the DL.

    Lackey went on DL for 21 days
    Bucholz still on DL
    Andrew Miller out for season
    Joel Hanrahan out for season
    Bailey – is this his second or third DL stint this year

    These pitchers are not 5th starters or mop up guys

    Farrell has to be manager of the year

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 19, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      When Farrell was the manager in Toronto, last season, one baseball columnist called him “shredder” after four pitchers including 3 starters got injured during a short time span. I think that the writer wrote it in jest, but three Tommy John surgeries and a serious abdominal problem made me wonder.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      No one acknowledges it but the sheer number of major injuries to pitchers and misdiagnoses of position players with minor injuries persistently ending up being season ending injuries after weeks and months of hemming and hawing shows there is something serioualy wrong with the trainers and medical staff.

      Sooner or later people will finally notice.

  3. 13arod - Jul 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Are the red sox stuiped the rays have the best bullpen trade with the rays idiots

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      How do the Rays have the best bullpen?

      • quintjs - Jul 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM

        church – I am more interested in the logic that the Rays are thinking “We have the best bullpen in baseball – lets trade it to a division rival”

      • 18thstreet - Jul 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM

        Fangraphs says the Red Sox have had the best bullpen, but half of the value is Koji Uehara: http://www.fangraphs.com/depthcharts.aspx?position=RP

        Seems to me that the Pirates have the best bullpen, so I have trouble with that page.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM

        that link is a little old, use this one

        http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=rel&lg=all&qual=0&type=8&season=2013&month=0&season1=2013&ind=0&team=0,ts&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0

        However, even then it includes all relievers. Who cares how the 13th pitcher off the bench pitches in a blowout. Match up the top 3 relievers and/or the LOOGY and see what breaks out.

        Also, fWAR isn’t going to be that kind to Rivera because it’s based off FIP. FIP normalizes BABIP. Rivera has thrown 1254 IP with a .264 BABIP. I think he’s shown he shouldn’t get “normalized”.

  4. patsbruin1021 - Jul 19, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Ya moron the team that’s chasing the sox is Gona help their division rival win the east. No Moron would deal their strength to the team just infront of them.

  5. onbucky96 - Jul 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Milwaukee has Gallardo, we’ll toss in AmRam as well. We need a MLB ready 3B and a minor league starter with a pulse. You’re welcome Boston.

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