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Andrew Bailey | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Wagner
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (0) / OAK
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Phillies activated RHP Andrew Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.
Bailey missed a couple weeks of action with a strained hamstring. He's posted a 4.39 ERA and 28/9 K/BB ratio over 26 2/3 relief innings for the Phils this season. Jul 8 - 9:42 AM

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Phillies placed RHP Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 23, with a left hamstring strain.

Bailey probably didn't need 15 days to recover, but the Phils have decided not to play shorthanded in the bullpen for a few days. Edubray Ramos has replaced Bailey on the roster.
Jun 24 - 3:46 PM

Andrew Bailey suffered a mild left hamstring strain in Wednesday's game against the Twins.

Bailey recorded three outs in the sixth inning but limped into the tunnel after the conclusion of the frame. It was initially speculated that he might be suffering from a groin injury, but the Phillies passed along word that it is a left hamstring strain instead. A disabled list stint is very possible. For the time being, the team has labeled him day-to-day. Bailey will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Jun 22 - 11:59 PM

Andrew Bailey limped off the field with a possible groin strain after recording three outs in Wednesday's game against the Twins.

Bailey came on to pitch the sixth inning and recorded three outs without issue -- finishing up with a strikeout of Robbie Grossman -- but after that sequence, he limped into the tunnel with trainer Scott Sheridan following. CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury is speculating that it could be a groin injury. A trip to the disabled list is in play if that is the case. The Phillies should release an update after the game.
Jun 22 - 11:34 PM

Andrew Bailey tossed a scoreless seventh inning on Wednesday and has allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings since his callup.

Hector Neris is probably first in line to become the Phillies' closer if the team makes a change, but Bailey has also presented himself as an alternative. In truth, the Phillies should have just saved themselves some trouble in the first week of the season by making Bailey the closer at the end of spring training.
May 4 - 11:42 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Andrew Bailey from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Bailey nearly made the Phillies' bullpen out of spring training. He'll get his shot now after registering a 1.80 ERA and 10/2 K/BB ratio over five innings at the Triple-A level. The right-hander holds 89 career major league saves and could get a spin in the ninth-inning role in Philadelphia at some point. Jeanmar Gomez currently has that job.
Apr 20 - 3:44 PM

Andrew Bailey will be promoted Wednesday.

Bailey was sporting a 1.80 ERA and 10/2 K/BB ratio in five innings this season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The right-hander could quickly move his way into a high-leverage role in the Phillies' roughed-up bullpen and may be worth a stash in mixed fantasy leagues. James Russell will be sent out in a corresponding move.
Apr 20 - 3:27 PM

Phillies re-assigned RHPs Andrew Bailey and Ernesto Frieri, OF Will Venable and C J.P. Arencibia to minor league camp.

Bailey and Frieri entered camp in a competition for the closer's role in Philadelphia but neither veteran right-hander had a good spring. There was some thought that Venable would be able to secure a platoon role in a talent-deficient outfield, but the Phillies are carrying Cedric Hunter instead.
Apr 1 - 11:46 PM

Andrew Bailey gave up a run and three hits in an inning Wednesday against the Astros.

Bailey's bullpen spot is in serious jeopardy now, if only because he's on a minor league contract and the Phillies can farm him out with no risk of losing him. He's showed enough this spring to suggest he will be a candidate for saves in the Phillies' no-name pen. However, he'll probably spend the early part of April pitching in Triple-A.
Mar 30 - 5:26 PM

Pitching on back-to-back days for the first time this spring, Andrew Bailey retired all three Red Sox he faced on Sunday.

It's a big day for Bailey, not only that he had a successful outing, but that he showed he could work back-to-back. Bailey still hasn't clinched a spot in Philly's bullpen, even though he remains a leading candidate to open up on the closer's role. These next couple of days will be telling.
Mar 27 - 4:21 PM

Andrew Bailey gave up a run in his inning of work Saturday against the Tigers.

Bailey bounced back nicely after allowing a single and a triple to start the inning; he stranded the runner on third by getting a strikeout, a shallow fly and another strikeout. Bailey has probably lost some ground to David Hernandez in the closer competition by giving up runs his last two times out, but there's still a week to go to settle matters.
Mar 26 - 4:51 PM

Andrew Bailey had his first hiccup of the spring Tuesday, giving up three runs and four hits in his inning against the Twins.

The four hits were all singles. One was a bunt, and another was a modest fly to right that could have been caught. So, perhaps the outing isn't all that much of a setback for Bailey. We'd still rate him as the favorite for saves in the Philly bullpen.
Mar 22 - 4:54 PM

Ryan Lawrence of PhillyVoice.com reports that Andrew Bailey, who struck out all three batters he faced Tuesday, may be the new favorite to become the Phillies' closer.

David Hernandez entered camp as the odds-on favorite for the gig, but he just returned to game action Tuesday after missing two weeks with a triceps injury. Meanwhile, Bailey has struck out five across four scoreless innings in Grapefruit League play. Bailey has been off the map the last few years with multiple arm issues and is in camp as a non-roster invitee. He was a dominant closer for the A's from 2009-11.
Mar 15 - 4:31 PM

Andrew Bailey pitched a flawless fourth inning Tuesday versus the Pirates.

The news about David Hernandez's tender elbow has pushed Bailey's stock higher, even though the Phillies claim it's quite mild. If Bailey gets through the spring healthy, he'd seem to be the main rival to Hernandez for the closer's role.
Mar 8 - 5:15 PM

Making his spring debut, Andrew Bailey pitched a scoreless third inning versus the Braves on Friday.

The Phillies want their closer to have done it before, which would seem to put Bailey in pretty good position if he's able to impress this spring. David Hernandez is the safer bet to begin the season in the role, but a healthy Bailey certainly has the best track record of any of their relievers (even if a healthy Bailey hasn't existed since 2010).
Mar 4 - 6:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Ryan Howard
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Tyler Goeddel
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Peter Bourjos
2Jimmy Paredes
3Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Bailey
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Edubray Ramos
7Severino Gonzalez