Bailey tossed two scoreless innings in a 9-3 loss to the Marlins on Thursday. He allowed two hits and struck out two. Bailey was in need of a clean outing. He had allowed at least one run in each of his three prior appearances since coming off the disabled list earlier this month.
Bailey (hamstring) was activated from the DL on Friday. As expected, Bailey is back ahead of Friday's game following a three-week stint on the disabled list. Bailey needed just one rehab appearance with Triple-A Lehigh Valley to prove his health -- he retired the side on 12 pitches, striking out two in the outing. The right-hander has managed three holds in 25 appearances this season.
Manager Pete Mackanin said he expects Bailey (hamstring) to be activated from the disabled list before Friday's game, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. The Phillies opened up a roster spot for Bailey after Thursday's game by optioning Adam Morgan to Triple-A. Bailey has been sidelined since June 22 with a mild hamstring strain.
Bailey will begin a minor league rehab at Triple-A Wednesday, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports. Bailey has pitched 26 innings for the Phillies so far in 2016, notching a 4.39 ERA and striking out 28. He should slot back into a late-inning role upon his return. Jeanmar Gomez has been very good closing games this year for the Phillies, so Bailey isn't considered a threat to his job.
Bailey (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL Friday with a left hamstring strain. Bailey left Wednesday's game with a strained hamstring and will require a trip to the DL to return to full strength. The injury is considered mild so it's expected that he should return to the Phillies bullpen as soon as he's eligible on July 9. The 32-year-old relief man has given up nine earned runs over his last 11 innings of work (7.36 ERA).