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Andrew Bailey: Signs minor-league deal with Phillies
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.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Yankees announce September call-ups including Andrew Bailey
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 .
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Yankees RP Andrew Bailey rejoins Class A Tampa on Thursday
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.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
GM: Yankees RP Andrew Bailey throws in extended ST game
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.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Yankees RP Andrew Bailey ready to restart throwing program
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.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Yankees' Bailey back in extended spring due to shoulder strain
Yankees reliever Andrew Bailey has been taken off the roster at Class A Tampa and and reassigned to extended spring training, per The Journal News. The move was made after an MRI revealed the veteran reliever has a shoulder strain. Bailey has been shut down and the team doesn't have a timetable for his return, manager Brian Cashman said. The 30-year-old reliever has an opt-out clause in his contract, but it appears he won't activate it since he is injured.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Andrew Bailey still hasn't pitched back-to-back in Yankees' minors
Yankees pitcher Andrew Bailey , coming back from shoulder surgery, opened the season at Class-A Tampa. He still hasn't been able to pitch on back-to-back days, which manager Joe Girardi said was necessary before he was an option for the Major League roster. "I think the important thing that we said was that he is able to go back to back, just continue to build arm strength," Girardi said, per the Journal News. "I think after that you could really consider it." Bailey allowed two runs in one inning, on two hits and a walk, in his only appearance so far for Tampa.
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Yankees P Andrew Bailey allows 3 runs in loss to Nationals
Yankees pitcher Andrew Bailey gave up three earned runs in only two-thirds of an inning during Friday afternoon's 8-2 loss to the Nationals. Bailey entered the game in the seventh and struck out his first two batters. After walking Matt den Dekker, which was followed with den Dekker stealing second, Josh Johnson hit an RBI single to score the recently-signed National. Bailey was taken out of the game after walking Derrick Robinson in the next at-bat. Yankees pitcher Nick Goody came in and did Bailey no favors by giving up a three-run home run to Mike Carp. Bailey was credited for the runs scored by Johnson and Robinson. These were the first three earned runs Bailey allowed this spring.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Yankees' Andrew Bailey will start season at Class A
Yankees pitcher Andrew Bailey will stay back and pitch with the Class A Tampa squad when Joe Girardi's team breaks camp for the regular season, according to the Journal News on Thursday. Bailey, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, will need to pitch on back-to-back days as part of the final steps in his rehab. The Yankees have not publicly announced a timetable for his return.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Yankees' Andrew Bailey must pitch back-to-back days to make roster
Yankees pitcher Andrew Bailey is still working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. Bailey has pitched four innings this spring without giving up an earned run and just three hits. But for Bailey to make the Opening Day roster, manager Joe Girardi wants to see Bailey pitch on back-to-back days, reports The Journal News. "I don't see how you could do that," Girardi said. "And the one thing is, we're not going to rush him. I think it comes down to who we think is going to help us the most is the bottom line. I don't think you necessarily in your mind say (for example) I have to have a third lefty. Is it a luxury, sure it is, but I think it's who we think is going to help us the most."