Bailey Expected To Be Activated By Red Sox

August 14, 2012 12:00 AM
Bailey Expected To Be Activated By Red Sox
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox bullpen could receive another boost Tuesday night when right-hander Andrew Bailey is expected to be activated from the 60-day disabled list.

Bailey, acquired from the Athletics in the off-season to replace Jonathan Papelbon as the Boston closer, has missed the entire season after undergoing surgery on his right thumb in spring training.

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Bailey made six rehab appearances over the last month, allowing just one run on six hits with 10 strikeouts over 6.1 innings pitched. He retired all four batters he faced for Pawtucket on Sunday.

The 28-year-old is expected to be a set-up man for current closer Alfredo Aceves, who is 23-for-29 in save opportunities this season for Boston "

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