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Red Sox | Andrew Bailey nearing return to closer?

Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey was an option to close on Sunday, July 7, manager John Farrell said. Bailey is the first reliever Farrell mentioned when asked who would be available to fill in for RP Koji Uehara, whom Farrell wanted to avoid using in that contest if possible. Farrell elaborated, saying that he'd like to get the game to RP Junichi Tazawa and Bailey late. Bailey recorded more than three outs in a game this season for the first time on Saturday, July 6, and he's improving. When asked if he'd like to see Uehara back in a setup role, Farrell responded, "Koji in the eighth or the ninth, depending on who else is available to close out games."

Fantasy Tip: The story also points out that Farrell stated Bailey's return to dominance would allow everyone to slide back into their normal roles. It's becoming kind of clear that the skipper wants to see Bailey back in the ninth, so fantasy owners should tuck him away where available.

2013-07-10 12:06:13 | Source: - Evan Drellich

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