Bailey signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Thursday, which includes an invite to spring training, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports. He has pitched just 52.2 big league innings since 2012, due to injuries and shoddy performance, but this is a low-risk move that could pay off for the Phillies if Bailey can regain his form from several years ago.
The Yankees announced Monday they will add the following players to their active roster Tuesday: Dustin Ackley, Andrew Bailey, Caleb Cotham, Rico Noel, James Pazos, Jose Pirela, Rob Refsnyder and Austin Romine .
Oft-injured reliever Andrew Bailey has been activated from the minor league disabled list, and has been assigned to the Yankees Class A team in Tampa, according to the Journal News. Bailey hasn't thrown a big-league pitch since 2013, and underwent shoulder surgery this past offseason. The right-hander started the season with Class A Tampa, but hasn't pitched since the end of April after surffering a shoulder strain. There has been no indication of when Bailey might be called up to the Major Leagues.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has revealed that reliever Andrew Bailey, who has been struggling in his rehab from shoulder surgery since undergoing the procedure during the offseason, threw in a game setting during extended spring training Wednesday, per NJ.com. Bailey, who has not pitched in the majors since 2013, tore his labrum and capsule in the shoulder that year. He appeared to be a possibility to make the Yankees roster this season, but the team wanted assurance that he could pitch in back-to-back games before calling him up. He pitched in six games for Triple-A Scranton this April before going down again.
Yankees reliever Andrew Bailey will restart his throwing program in the next few days, general manager Brian Cashman told NJ.com on Thursday. Bailey will report to extended spring training after being shut down two weeks ago due to a right shoulder strain. Bailey complained of right shoulder pain following consecutive outings with Class A Tampa. An MRI revealed the shoulder strain, which Cashman said the team believes is related to the shoulder injury that has kept Bailey out of action since 2013. Bailey had surgery to repair tears in his labrum and capsule. "He's trying to do almost the impossible," Cashman said of Bailey's comeback effort.