Bailey pitched a clean eighth inning in Sunday's game against the Red Sox.
Bailey needed a good outing after giving up four runs in his previous two outings. Manager Pete Mackanin told Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia after the outing that Bailey "looked OK" and that he still wants "to see more from him." There is a chance Bailey heads to the minors at the start of the year since he cannot opt out of his contract until May 1. If that happens, Dalier Hinojosa or David Hernandez would likely open the year as the Phillies' closer.