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Andrew Bailey | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Wagner
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (0) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Andrew Bailey notched his fourth save by protecting a one-run lead in the ninth Wednesday against the Rangers.
Bailey had an ugly outing after entering with the Angels down five days ago, but he's been great in his save chances, allowing a total of one hit and no walk in four scoreless innings. He'll finish out the year as a closer. Sep 22 - 12:28 AM

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After entering with the Angels trailing 2-0, Andrew Bailey gave up three runs while retiring just one batter Friday against the Blue Jays.

It wasn't a save chance and the Angels probably weren't coming back in this one anyway, so Bailey still seems like the choice for saves in the Anaheim pen. One more poor outing could change that, though.
Sep 17 - 1:51 AM

Andrew Bailey earned his third save Sunday in the Angels' 3-2 defeat of the Rangers.

Bailey worked a 1-2-3 inning on 10 pitches, eight of which went for strikes. He whiffed Nomar Mazara to end the game. The veteran right-hander probably hasn't suddenly rediscovered his former All-Star stuff, but he's in a good position to continue getting saves in a bad Angels bullpen.
Sep 11 - 6:49 PM

Andrew Bailey pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning Monday versus the Athletics to record his second save in as many days.

Bailey struck out a pair in the frame, as he hasn't allowed a baserunner in two save chances since surprisingly taking over as the Angels' closer. The veteran reliever was just signed to a minor league deal last month and called up a few days ago, but it's clear he's manager Mike Scioscia's preferred option in the ninth at this point.
Sep 5 - 8:06 PM

Andrew Bailey worked a perfect ninth inning on Sunday, protecting a two-run advantage to earn his first save since the 2013 season.

The Angels were forced to empty out their bullpen after Matt Shoemaker was hit by a line drive and forced from the game in the second inning. There had been speculation that J.C. Ramirez would be the first in line for save chances after the departure of Fernando Salas, but Ramirez was called upon to work the seventh and eighth innings with Bailey getting the ball in the ninth. With a successful conversion, it'd be surprising if he didn't get the ball the next save chance that arises, making him an interesting add in all formats.
Sep 4 - 10:23 PM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP Andrew Bailey from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Bailey was signed to a minor league deal last month after the Phillies released him following a 6.40 ERA in 33 appearances. The former closer figures to be used in low-leverage situations even in the Angels' disaster of a bullpen.
Sep 2 - 12:42 PM

Angels signed RHP Andrew Bailey to a minor league contract.

He'll report to Triple-A Salt Lake. Bailey was released by the Phillies last week after going 3-1 with a 6.40 ERA in 33 appearances. The 32-year-old was a dominant closer early in his career but his past several seasons have been derailed by injuries and ineffectiveness.
Aug 13 - 8:23 PM

Phillies released RHP Andrew Bailey.

Bailey was designated for assignment on Tuesday. Ultimately he decided to look for work elsewhere instead of reporting to the minor leagues. Injuries have limited the former American League Rookie of the Year to 41 innings over his last three seasons.
Aug 6 - 5:12 PM

Phillies designated RHP Andrew Bailey for assignment.

Luis Garcia has been called up to take his place on the active roster. Bailey got off to a strong start this season, but he has struggled miserably over the past two months and owns a 6.40 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 33 appearances on the year.
Aug 2 - 2:42 PM

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

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

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2B1Kaleb Cowart
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SS1Andrelton Simmons
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S1Jered Weaver
2Matt Shoemaker
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Skaggs
5Alex Meyer
6Garrett Richards
7Nick Tropeano
8Andrew Heaney
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R1Andrew Bailey
2J.C. Ramirez
3Deolis Guerra
4Jose Alvarez
5Mike Morin
6Jose Valdez
7Blake Parker
8Huston Street
9Cam Bedrosian
10Cory Rasmus
11Kirby Yates
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