Bailey made his first appearance since being activated off the 60-day DL, tossing a scoreless inning in a loss to the Nationals on Tuesday. Bailey has missed four months with shoulder inflammation, but he will look to re-establish himself in the final quarter of the season. The Angels' current closing situation is in turmoil, so there is potential for the former closer (95 career saves) to enter the mix at some point. The 33-year-old will first have to prove that he can handle himself in a middle-relief role -- and more importantly, stay healthy -- before getting serious consideration for save opportunities.
Bailey (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day DL on Saturday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports. It's been a long road back for Bailey -- he endured several setbacks in his recovery -- but he has returned to the active roster following a four-month absence. The Angels' ninth-inning situation is unsettled at the moment, and Bailey did save six games for Anaheim down the stretch last year, but it's difficult to imagine he will be in the mix to close right away.
Bailey (shoulder) is traveling with the team for this weekend's series against the Mariners and could be activated as soon as Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. After suffering a number of setbacks on his rehab, it looks like Bailey is finally ready to rejoin the Angels bullpen. Cam Bedrosian and Bud Norris will likely still be the first option for saves, but should either or both struggle, Bailey could work his way into the ninth-inning conversation. That said, Bailey has thrown just three innings this season and allowed a 5.36 ERA over 43.2 innings in 2016, so he doesn't exactly scream reliable at this point.
Bailey (shoulder) made a rehab appearance with Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, giving up a solo home run and striking out a batter in one inning. It was the second rehab outing for Bailey, after he previously pitched an inning for the Angels' rookie-level Arizona League club July 15. Considered a candidate to close for the Angels heading into spring training, Bailey will probably have to settle for middle-relief duty as a result of the long layoff once he's eventually activated from the 60-day disabled list. He'll likely need a few more rehab appearances before being reinstated.
Bailey (shoulder) is scheduled to resume throwing in the next few days, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. The veteran reliever has been sidelined for nearly two months with shoulder inflammation. He is eligible to come off the 60-day DL in the next week, so if his rehab goes as planned, he could return shortly after the required 60 days. With Bud Norris experiencing success as the Angels' closer, Bailey should slot in as a middle reliever.
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