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Red Sox | Andrew Bailey thinks he'll regain role

Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey is confident that he'll regain the closer's role after being demoted Thursday, June 20. "Hopefully, we have save opportunities every night," manager John Farrell said. "If he's not available, we have confidence it could be Junichi (Tazawa), it could be Andrew Miller and in time Andrew Bailey." The team's decision to use RP Koji Uehara as the primary closer is mainly due to his experience in the role before.

Farrell is leaving the door open for Bailey to reclaim the job, though. "I thought last night, despite the outcome, he was down in the zone better and used his breaking ball a little bit more, but it ends up in a two-run homer to walk if off for them," Farrell said. "He needs to regain some momentum and some confidence on his part, realize some positive results and carries that back into the ninth inning." Bailey has allowed four home runs and seven earned runs in his last five outings.

Fantasy Tip: Don't give up on Bailey. If Farrell is open to Bailey regaining the job, it could easily happen, although a timetable for that possibility is impossible to predict. He'll likely need Koji Uehara or Junichi Tazawa to falter, too.

2013-06-21 16:03:29 | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Chuck Pleiness

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