Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 7/19/13
Once again, things aren't looking good for former Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey. Globe: Bailey was injured throwing a pitch in the eighth inning while facing Jed Lowrie in Oakland on Friday. He struck out Lowrie along with the next batter, Yoenis Cespedes. An exam on Monday revealed that Bailey had a labrum year and capsule damage. "It's fairly significant," manager John Farrell said. Bailey got a second opinion in New York on Tuesday with Mets team doctor David Altchek, who confirmed the diagnosis. "Both exams concur that there's some damage and I think Andrew's at the point now of weighing all the information that he's receiving to take the next step," Farrell said. Surgery, Farrell said, is a "definite option." But even trying rest and rehab would require a long layoff. And in other pitching news - The Sox have reportedly signed Jose Contreras (of Evil Empire fame) and Brandon Lyon to minor league deals.
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