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Boston Red Sox
There are signs everywhere that the Red Sox bullpen is in trouble.
Andrew Bailey is getting an MRI today.
Joel Hanrahan has been shaky at best, with another bomb allowed tonight.
Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara are pitching in too many games.
Andrew Miller can’t throw strikes all the time.
Clayton Mortensen and Alex Wilson just aren’t that good.
Is it time to panic?
Not this year in Boston.
All the answers are in AAA in their own system. The Sox have Allen Webster, Craig Breslow, and Ryan Rowland-Smith, all ready to step right in now.
30-year-old Rowland-Smith, the first player in MLB with a hyphenated name, pitched yesterday for Pawtucket.
He faced three batters, and they all grounded out. He threw 16 pitches, 13 for strikes. In his last two games he threw 59 pitches and 44 were strikes. That is 17 batters faced, and 15 balls total.
If Andrew Miller could throw strikes like this, he would be in Cooperstown.
Rowland-Smith’s ERA is 0.52, and his WHIP is 0.69. Batters are hitting jus...
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The Red Sox announced Monday that closer Andrew Bailey has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right bicep tendinitis. Because the move is retroactive to April 29th, the righty will be eligible to come off the disabled list on May 14th. Bailey, who has not pitched since April 28th against Houston, was looking to avoid a DL stint before an MRI confirmed that he was suffering...
Andrew Bailey will have an MRI on his right bicep when the Red Sox return to Boston on Monday.Bailey first felt the injury on April 28 while pitching against the Astros, and hasn't pitched since. Sox skipper John Farrell commented on his pitcher's injury today;
"He's got an exam scheduled for tomorrow morning as much to give him some peace of mind in what he'...
Andrew Bailey has stated all along that staying healthy for the entire season is his top priority. He’s now dealing with biceps soreness, though, and the reliever isn’t happy about the current situation.
Bailey’s injury was revealed following the Red Sox’ 3-1 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday. Joel Hanrahan pitched the ninth inning of that contest to earn the save, which...
Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey has been placed on the disabled list after undergoing an MRI on his right biceps injury, which confirmed that Bailey was suffering from tendinitis. The news was tweeted by Boston Herald reporter Scott Lauber on Monday afternoon:
MRI revealed inflammation in biceps for Andrew Bailey, who goes on DL. Hoping shut down from throwing will be only...
Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey is set to have an exam and MRI after not pitching for a week because of biceps soreness.
Manager John Farrell says the exam Monday is partly to give Bailey ''some peace of mind on what he's dealing with.''
Asked Sunday if it was possible Bailey would have to go on the disabled list, Farrell said the Red Sox would '&...
The Boston Red Sox have placed reliever Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list because of strained right biceps.
Boston activated lefty reliever Craig Breslow from the DL on Monday.
The 28-year-old Bailey started the season as the setup man, but was elevated to the closer's role when Joel Hanrahan went on the DL in April with a strained right hamstring.
Bailey was 1-0 with...
Andrew Bailey will finally see what’s wrong with his sore biceps on Monday morning when he goes in for an MRI.
The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham said on Red Sox Gameday Live that the test is mostly for Bailey’s peace of mind so he knows what he’s dealing with. Acquiring Joel Hanrahan has looked to be a smart decision so far this season, as has keeping Bailey despite trading...
After dealing with bicep soreness for the past week, the Red Sox finally placed Andrew Bailey on the 15-Day Disabled List. Bailey has not pitched since April 28 against the Houston Astros. Craig Breslow has been activated from the disabled list to fill Bailey’s slot on the roster.
Bailey has only allowed two earned runs in 12 1/3 innings while striking out 20 strikeouts. He recorded...
The Boston Red Sox lost one good pitcher but gained another when they had to place right handed pitcher Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list with a right biceps injury. But they were able to activate left handed pitcher Craig Breslow from the 15-day disabled list as well, which he had been on due to a shoulder issue. The good news is that Boston has Joel Hanrahan waiting in...
After undergoing an MRI on his right biceps in Boston today, Andrew Bailey has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Red Sox announced a short time ago that left-handed reliever Craig Breslow has been activated to take Bailey’s spot in the pen. Breslow has been working down in the minors after having tendonitis in his throwing shoulder...
Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa and other members of the Red Sox’ bullpen have been great — just not so great that Boston wants to lean on them to the point that they get worn out.
Keeping the relief staff fresh was one big reason the Red Sox were ready to call up left-handed reliever Craig Breslow and send Andrew Bailey to the 15-day disabled list Monday with a biceps strain. Bailey...
The Boston Red Sox own the best record in baseball and are one of the most compelling stories in the major leagues this year.
But uncertainty in the ninth inning could spoil some of the fun.
Hours after closer Andrew Bailey landed on the disabled list with a right biceps strain, Boston's original closer -- right-hander Joel Hanrahan -- exited Monday's game against Minnesota...
With Andrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan on the disabled list, Red Sox Manager John Farrell said Tuesday that the team will go with right-handed pitcher Junichi Tazawa as closer for now. Hanrahan left Monday's nights game in the middle of the ninth inning with tightness in his forearm after he blew his second save of the season. Red Sox called up 23-year-old Allen Webster...
Closer controversies can full of intrigue, like the Reds' decision to return Aroldis Chapman to closing duties. They can also be stupid and kind of sad, like the mess at the end of the Milwaukee bullpen right now. And then there are closer controversies that are just the worst, which is in the case in Boston.
As the owners of the best record in baseball, the Red Sox don&...
The Red Sox bullpen seemed to be in pretty good shape so far this season, until closers Andrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan were both placed on the disabled list on Monday.
Right-hander Junichi Tazawa will close games until either Bailey or Hanrahan is healthy enough to return. The shakeup in the back of the bullpen has had an effect on the starting rotation as well. Fourth starter...