BOSTON –– The 2012 season was a nightmare for Andrew Bailey.
Shortly after getting traded from Oakland to Boston, Bailey hoped to shed his injury-prone stigma. Instead, the closer prolonged that reputation when he suffered a thumb injury that sidelined him until August.
When he returned, Bailey was far from stellar in relief, compiling a 1-1 record with a 7.04 ERA. The 28-year-old also failed to convert three of his nine save opportunities, a string of lackluster performances that he’s anxious to end next season.
“My performance last year, I’d be the first to say, wasn’t who I was or wasn’t anything I was proud of,” Bailey said. “Even when I was healthy, I didn’t do my job to my fullest expectations or the organization’s expectations. I’m taking that into my offseason workout, knowing I have to hammer down games for this organization and for this team. We’ve got to get to the playoffs. That’s where my mindset is.”
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