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Andrew Bailey | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 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

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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 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

Phillies signed RHP Andrew Bailey to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Bailey allowed eight runs -- five earned -- in 8 2/3 innings this past season with the Yankees, but he posted promising numbers in the minors and should have good odds at landing a spot in the Philly bullpen. The 31-year-old right-hander was among the most dominant relievers in baseball back in 2009-2010 with the A's.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 11:51:00 AM

Andrew Bailey has elected to become a free agent.

Bailey refused an outright assignment to the minors after the Yankees declined his option for 2016 on Tuesday. The 31-year-old pitched well in the minors this season while rehabbing from shoulder surgery, but he had an 8.31 ERA over 10 appearances in his return to the majors. He'll likely have to settle for a spring training invite somewhere.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 02:34:00 PM

Yankees declined RHP Andrew Bailey's club option for 2016.

While the Yankees declined the option, Bailey remains under team control for 2016. The 31-year-old pitched well in the minors this season while rehabbing from shoulder surgery, but he had an 8.31 ERA over 10 appearances in his return to the majors.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 03:15:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Andrew Bailey from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

It's been a long road back for Bailey, who hasn't appeared in the majors since July 12, 2013 due to shoulder issues. Now 31 years old, the former All-Star and AL Rookie of the Year posted a 1.35 ERA and 30/9 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. It was enough to earn his way back to the big leagues.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 08:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Tyler Goeddel
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Peter Bourjos
2David Lough
3Cody Asche
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Adam Morgan
7Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Dalier Hinojosa
3David Hernandez
4Hector Neris
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Andrew Bailey
7Elvis Araujo
8Daniel Stumpf
9Mario Hollands