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Andrew Bailey | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 243
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Mar 18 - 11:41 AM

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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.
Feb 23 - 1:04 PM

Yankees signed RHP Andrew Bailey to a minor league contract.

MLBTradeRumors.com'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.
Feb 22 - 9:59 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.
Feb 22 - 9:50 PM

Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com 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

Red Sox activated RHP Andrew Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.

Bailey had both his labrum and shoulder capsule repaired in July. He is expected to be sidelined a minimum of 12 months while recovering from the surgery and figures to be a non-tender candidate this winter.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Red Sox transferred RHP Andrew Bailey from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move to free up a 40-man roster spot. Bailey, of course, is out for the season following shoulder surgery.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 07:33:00 PM

Andrew Bailey had both his labrum and shoulder capsule repaired on Wednesday.

Bailey was diagnosed with a torn labrum and shoulder capsule last week. He's facing up to a year of recovery time and figures to be a non-tender candidate this winter.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 04:39:00 PM

Andrew Bailey will undergo surgery to his right shoulder Wednesday.

Bailey will have surgery to repair labrum/capsule damage in his right shoulder and has been ruled out for the season. He is expected to be sidelined a minimum of 12 months while recovering from the injury.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Andrew Bailey has labrum damage in his right shoulder and is likely facing season-ending surgery.

This confirms a report by Peter Gammons on MLB Network. Bailey is dealing with a "significant" shoulder injury and is expected to be shut down for the remainder of the season. Koji Uehara will continue to serve in the closer role for the Red Sox, with Junichi Tazawa as the primary setup man.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Red Sox placed RHP Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 13, with a right shoulder injury.

It's not clear when the ailment cropped up for Bailey or how long he'll be sidelined. He had turned things around of late after a rough end to June, but Bailey will make yet another trip to the DL. Jose De La Torre is taking his spot on the roster.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 03:33:00 PM

Andrew Bailey retired all five Mariners he faced Tuesday in his third straight scoreless outing.

Bailey gave up runs in five straight appearances to end June, but he's opened July by allowing just one hit in 4 1/3 scoreless innings. He's fanned five and walked none during that span. The Red Sox have no complaints about Koji Uehara in the closer's role, but Bailey figures to get the job back if he keeps this up.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 02:15:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Brian Roberts
2Dean Anna
3Scott Sizemore
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Kelly Johnson
2Yangervis Solarte
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Alfonso Soriano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1CC Sabathia
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Masahiro Tanaka
4Ivan Nova
5Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Shawn Kelley
3Matt Thornton
4Dellin Betances
5Adam Warren
6David Phelps
7Vidal Nuno
8Cesar Cabral