Found July 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Boston Red Sox made what was largely expected official earlier today, announcing that former closer Andrew Bailey requires season-ending surgery on his shoulder. The right-hander will undergo the procedure on Wednesday in New York, according to manager John Farrell. Farrell told reporters -- including Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston -- that Bailey's operation will be conducted by Dr. David Altchek, medical director for the New York Mets. Bailey indicated over the weekend that he had suffered a torn capsule in his shoulder, an injury that could only be fixed through surgery. He estimated that he'd be sidelined for 12 months as a result of the procedure. "The only way to fix this is surgery -- 100 percent fix it," Bailey said. "This isn't going to heal on its own.'' Bailey is now the second reliever the Red Sox have lost for the season due to injury. Former closer Joel Hanrahan underwent season-ending surgery earlier this season. Boston is now using veteran reliever Koji Uehara as its closer. Considering injuries to Hanrahan, Bailey and Andrew Miller, the Red Sox are reportedly in the market for relief help. Bailey has largely been a disappointment for the Red Sox since they acquired him from the Oakland Athletics in a trade centered around outfielder Josh Reddick. Over two seasons with the team, the 29-year-old has posted an ERA and WHIP of 4.91 and 1.455 over 49 appearances spanning 44 innings. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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