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Andrew Bailey | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 1 - 8:35 AM

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Andrew Bailey has been shut down at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre due to a shoulder strain.

Yet another arm injury for the 30-year-old right-hander. Bailey hasn't appeared in a major league game since July 12, 2013 and this new shoulder issue will obviously make his climb to New York much tougher. No word yet on how long he's expected to be sidelined.
Apr 30 - 12:03 PM

Andrew Bailey, who missed all of last season following labrum surgery, pitched a scoreless inning in his fourth appearance of the spring Saturday against the Orioles.

Bailey allowed an unearned run his first time out, but he's gotten through the other outings clean, and with the way he's throwing, there'd seem to be a shot of him helping the Yankees later this year. He is going to open the season in the minors.
Mar 28 - 4:21 PM

Andrew Bailey (shoulder) has been throwing at the Yankees' spring training complex for almost a month and is scheduled to face hitters soon.

Bailey missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery, but he insists he's healthy now and hopes to crack the Opening Day bullpen. "Everything feels great," Bailey said. "I'm with the team and doing everything as I would normally and if I need a little extra work here or there, that's fine, too. I'm here to compete and earn a spot." It's not terribly likely that the two-time All-Star regains all his stuff, but if he's even close he could be a nice piece in the New York 'pen.
Feb 24 - 7:25 PM

Yankees declined a 2015 club option on RHP Andrew Bailey; re-signed him to a minor league contract.

Bailey didn't pitch at all this season while rehabbing from surgery last July to repair a torn labrum and shoulder capsule. The hope is that he'll be ready to contribute in 2015.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 11:07:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Friday that Andrew Bailey (shoulder) is not expected to return during the 2014 season.

Bailey continues to rehab from his surgery last July to repair a torn labrum and shoulder capsule. The hope is that he will be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of spring training in 2015.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 02:30:00 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday that Andrew Bailey (shoulder) could return in September.

Bailey is still rehabbing at the team's spring training complex following surgery last July to repair his labrum and shoulder capsule. Obviously, it's always a rough timetable when anyone is coming back from a major shoulder operation. The Yankees certainly aren't counting on anything from the former closer.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Andrew Bailey (shoulder) has progressed to throwing off flat ground.

Bailey, who signed a minor league deal with the Yankees in February, has reached 50 throws at a distance of 90 feet and expects to stretch out to 120 feet next week. Coming off major shoulder surgery, he's unlikely to contribute until late in the season.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Andrew Bailey (shoulder) isn't expected to be available until September.

The Yanks inked Bailey to a minor league deal Saturday, but it sounds like they're not expecting much of a contribution from him this season. The reliever underwent surgery in July to repair his labrum and shoulder capsule and has yet to do any throwing. Bailey posted a 3.77 ERA and 39/12 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings last year for the Red Sox.
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Yankees signed RHP Andrew Bailey to a minor league contract.'s Tim Dierkes first reported the two sides were close. The deal is loaded with incentives that could bring the value to $2.5 million, ESPN's Buster Olney reports. Bailey's impact won't be immediately felt as he works his way back from labrum and shoulder capsule surgery, but he could be back and ready to make an impact by midseason. The 29-year-old has closing experience and could serve as insurance for David Robertson.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 09:59:00 PM

According to MLB Trade Rumors' Tim Dierkes, the Yankees and Andrew Bailey are close to a deal.

Dierkes didn't have specifics on the terms of the deal. Bailey posted a 3.77 ERA and 39/12 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings last year before having surgery in July to repair his labrum and shoulder capsule. He won't be ready for the start of the regular season but should be back on the mound by mid-May.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 09:50:00 PM

Tim Dierkes of reports that "more than 15 teams have called to express interest" in Andrew Bailey.

Bailey was non-tendered by the Red Sox last week but apparently won't have any issues finding another job. The reliever is recovering from surgery to repair his labrum and shoulder capsule but, barring setbacks, is expected to be ready by mid-May. He'll likely get an incentive-laden, one-year deal.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 09:28:00 AM

Red Sox non-tendered RHP Andrew Bailey.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Sunday that Bailey would receive a tender, but that turned out not to be the case. It's not a surprise that the Red Sox didn't feel he'd be worth it, as Bailey will make more than $4 million in arbitration and is expected to miss the first half of next season following labrum and shoulder capsule surgery.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:39:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the Red Sox will tender a contract to Andrew Bailey.

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal previously reported that Bailey was a "strong candidate" to be non-tendered. The reliever will likely be out until midseason following labrum and shoulder capsule surgery and is expected to make more than $4 million in arbitration. Boston apparently feels his high upside is worth that kind of commitment.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 01:49:00 PM

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal writes that Andrew Bailey is a "strong candidate" to be non-tendered.

Bailey would receive a salary north of $4 million in his final year of arbitration, and the Red Sox might not be willing to pay him that much since he's expected to miss half of 2014 while coming back from shoulder surgery. "Ben (Cherington) and I had a good conversation at the end of the year," Bailey said Saturday. "It's a business. We haven't had any contact yet." Bailey will begin a throwing program in January.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 10:50:00 AM

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