Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/4/12
Andrew Bailey has swiftly cemented his status as a commodity. Through three seasons, the new Red Sox closer has collected two All-Star game nods, the 2009 American League Rookie of the Year award and 75 of 84 save opportunities. Despite his ascension to the top of the AL saves charts, there's the big elephant in the room -- Bailey's bevy of injuries. Throughout his career, the 27-year-old has seemingly racked up as many injuries as he does accolades. It started at Wagner College, when Bailey suffered an elbow injury after pitching just 42 frames. The pain prompted a speedy introduction...

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