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  1. Yankees sign Andrew Bailey to a minor league deal

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

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    Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors is reporting on Twitter that the Yankees are close to a deal with reliever Andrew Bailey. Exact details of the deal haven’t been disclosed yet. Update: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that it is a minor league deal “stacked with incentives”. He adds that the Major League side of the…

  2. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  3. Grant Balfour’s deal with Orioles in “serious jeopardy” due to shoulder issue

    Dec 19, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

    Division Series - Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers - Game Three

    The Orioles reportedly reached a two-year, $15 million deal with free agent closer Grant Balfour earlier this week, but the agreement has hit a snag. According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Balfour’s deal with Baltimore is in serious jeopardy due to issues with his physical that “need to be resolved.” While the signing was supposed…

  4. Andrew Bailey drawing interest from over 15 teams

    Dec 8, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

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    From Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com: 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…

  5. 2013 Non-tender Tracker

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    We’ll be writing up the non-tenders as they come in prior to Monday’s midnight deadline. These players immediately become free agents. AMERICAN LEAGUE Angels – RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Tommy Hanson, INF Chris Nelson, RHP Jerome Williams All of these were expected. Hanson and Williams would have cost upwards of $4 million apiece. Williams is…

  6. Red Sox will tender contract to Andrew Bailey

    Dec 1, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Andrew Bailey threw just 28 2/3 innings in 2013 and is likely to miss the first half of the 2014 season while in recovery mode from shoulder surgery. But the Red Sox don’t want to cut ties with him just yet. Joel Sherman of the New York Post heard from a source Sunday that Boston…

  7. Red Sox could non-tender Andrew Bailey

    Nov 30, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    Reliever Andrew Bailey‘s days with the Red Sox could be numbered. After moving to Boston in the Josh Reddick deal with the Athletics prior to the 2012 season, Bailey has made just 49 appearances in his two seasons with the Sox. He missed most of the 2012 season with a thumb injury, then had his…

  8. Where will the Red Sox spend this winter?

    Nov 1, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    With Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all filing for free agency, the world champion Red Sox would seem to have a whole lot of flexibility this winter. Even without signing any replacements, they have a perfectly legitimate 25-man roster ready to go: SS: Xander Bogaerts: $500,000 RF: Shane Victorino: $13 million…

  9. The Uehara Phenomenon

    Oct 18, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    So, you probably know that this year Boston’s Koji Uehara proved to be harder to reach base against than any pitcher in the history of baseball. That’s a pretty good thing. Here’s the list of the Top 10 WHIPs in baseball history, pitching at least 50 innings: 1. Koji Uehara, 2013, 0.565 2. Dennis Eckersley,…

  10. Yankees outlast Red Sox to claim series in Fenway

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:48 AM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez celebrates his solo home run against Red Sox's Dempster in the sixth inning of their MLB American League Baseball game in Boston

    This one had a little bit of everything packed into a crisp four hours and 12 minutes. – After Boston grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez with a 3-0 pitch to open the second. It was at least Dempster’s second attempt to hit him, but the…

  11. Andrew Bailey to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jul 22, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    Making official what was expected, the Red Sox announced that Andrew Bailey will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn capsule and damaged labrum in his right shoulder. Bailey actually entered the All-Star break on the active roster having thrown four consecutive scoreless appearances, but revealed that he felt a lot of pain during the…

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

    Jul 19, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    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…

  13. Koji Uehara is the Red Sox’s new closer

    Jun 21, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Andrew Bailey pitched himself out of the Red Sox’s closer role and manager John Farrell has settled on Koji Uehara as the new closer, according to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com. Uehara has long been one of the best, most underrated relievers in baseball and signed a one-year, $4.25 million deal with the Red Sox as…

  14. What should the Red Sox do about their closer situation?

    Jun 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    Andrew Bailey isn’t getting it done for the Sox in the ninth inning, with the whalkoff homer he surrendered to Jhonny Peralta last night the latest hiccup. So what should the Sox do? Well, one thing they shouldn’t do is go out and get Jonathan Papelbon or someone. On the one hand he isn’t available…

  15. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 19, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    Mets 4, Braves 3; Mets 6, Braves 1: New York Mets fans are hoping this is a glimpse of the future. Matt Harvey dominating in one game, Zack Wheeler dominating in the next. And, worth noting, Dillion Gee dominating in the game before those even if they did lose in the end. There’s so much…

  16. Red Sox activate Andrew Bailey from the disabled list

    May 20, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    As expected the Red Sox have activated Andrew Bailey from the disabled list after the right-hander missed the past three weeks with a strained biceps. Before the injury Bailey had taken over as the Red Sox’s closer and he’ll almost surely reclaim ninth-inning duties right away. Joel Hanrahan‘s season-ending elbow surgery means that Bailey doesn’t…

  17. Andrew Bailey on track to return from disabled list Monday

    May 16, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Andrew Bailey was off to a great start this season prior to landing on the disabled list earlier this month with right biceps inflammation, but the Red Sox are hoping the issue is behind him. According to Evan Drellich of MassLive.com, Bailey had no issues during a bullpen session this afternoon and is slated to…

  18. Red Sox put Joel Hanrahan on DL, call up Allen Webster, demote Felix Doubront to bullpen

    May 7, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

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    Joel Hanrahan exited Monday night’s game with a strained forearm and the Red Sox have placed him on the disabled list. Manager John Farrell has already said that Junichi Tazawa, not Koji Uehara, will serve as the fill-in closer with both Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey on the shelf. And to add another arm to the…

  19. Red Sox place Andrew Bailey on DL, activate Craig Breslow

    May 6, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Andrew Bailey‘s stint as Red Sox closer was short-lived because he’s been placed on the disabled list with right biceps inflammation. To take his place on the roster and in the bullpen the Red Sox activated Craig Breslow, who’s been on the DL all season with a shoulder injury, but Joel Hanrahan will get a…

  20. Andrew Bailey will have an MRI on his right arm Monday

    May 5, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore right biceps muscle Monday. And a 15-day disabled list stint seems likely to follow, no matter what the test results show. Bailey was able to steal Boston’s ninth-inning job away from Joel Hanrahan…

  21. Joel Hanrahan converts save with Andrew Bailey unavailable due to biceps soreness

    May 2, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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    When Joel Hanrahan was activated from the disabled list earlier this week, Red Sox manager John Farrell decided to stick with Andrew Bailey in the closer role. That arrangement didn’t last long, as Hanrahan converted the save in tonight’s 3-1 win over the Blue Jays because Bailey was unavailable due to biceps soreness. Bailey told…

  22. Red Sox activate Joel Hanrahan, but will he resume closing?

    Apr 30, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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    As expected the Red Sox activated Joel Hanrahan from the disabled list after the reliever missed the past two weeks with a hamstring injury. Hanrahan was the Red Sox’s closer at the time of the injury, but fill-in Andrew Bailey has converted five straight save chances and has a 1.46 ERA with 20 strikeouts in…

  23. Daniel Nava powers Red Sox to comeback victory in first game at Fenway since marathon bombings

    Apr 20, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    Daniel Nava

    Baseball was back in Boston this afternoon for the first time since Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. And the Fenway faithful went home happy. Capping off an emotional day, Daniel Nava delivered a dramatic three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the…

  24. Red Sox place closer Joel Hanrahan on disabled list

    Apr 16, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Joel Hanrahan initially hoped to return after just a few days, but the Red Sox have placed him on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. That means Andrew Bailey should get a two-week look in the closer role, which began yesterday with him blowing a one-run lead against the Rays and ending up with…

  25. Joel Hanrahan out a few days with hamstring soreness

    Apr 14, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald: After a meeting this morning with Joel Hanrahan, manager John Farrell believes the Red Sox have identified a reason for the embattled closer’s early-season struggles. Hanrahan has been dealing with soreness in his right hamstring since his second appearance of the season in New York, Farrell revealed today. And…

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