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Andrew Bailey drawing interest from over 15 teams

Dec 8, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

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From Tim Dierkes of

More than 15 teams have called to express interest in free agent reliever Andrew Bailey, MLBTR has learned.  The 29-year-old had season-ending shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder in July, and the Red Sox declined to tender him a contract earlier this month.  Barring setbacks, he is expected to be Major League game ready by mid-May.

Bailey was limited to 28 2/3 innings this past season and 15 1/3 innings in 2012 because of injuries, but the 29-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.64 career ERA and he’s fanned 227 batters in 218 total major league frames. On an incentives-driven one-year contract, he would be a good get for just about any club.

  1. phillysports1 - Dec 8, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Sign him Ruben .

    • clydeserra - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      he is from Jersey. I think he grew up a Phillies fan

    • aphillieated - Dec 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      But he’s 29..

  2. hittfamily - Dec 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Friedman trades for Heath Bell. Beane trades for Jim Johnson. Maybe they are just trying to get teams to spend the bulk of their payroll on closers, and then they swoop in and get some steals. 15 teams interested in Bailey? The master plan seems to be working!

  3. pastabelly - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Why bother giving him a dime until he’s healthy?

    • clydeserra - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      because someone will.

  4. insidefastball - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Is he really worth this risk? I guess some GMs enjoy paying guys to spend 50-75% of the season on the DL.

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