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Sun, 19 May 2013 14:30:26 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are expected to activate RP Andrew Bailey (biceps) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 20. Manager John Farrell said the team will be careful with Bailey until he gets back to his normal workload. Farrell said the team will initially try to avoid using Bailey on back-to-back days.
Fantasy Tip: Bailey likely will regain his closer role once he rejoins the bullpen, but the team likely will be cautious with him for the first few days since he is coming back from the injury. Owners should look to add him back to their lineups. RP Junichi Tazawa likely will go back to being used in late-inning situations.
Thu, 16 May 2013 12:50:36 -0700
Wed, 15 May 2013 16:12:05 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (biceps) will return from the disabled list at the latest Monday, May 20. He will throw a simulated game Thursday, May 16, and the team will then decide if they'll have him pitch in a minor league game before being activated.
Fantasy Tip: It seems likely that Boston will have Bailey pitch in a rehab game, but he could still make his return this weekend. Junichi Tazawa will go back to a setup role when Bailey returns, but he's worth hanging onto in deep leagues.
Tue, 14 May 2013 13:13:02 -0700
Tue, 14 May 2013 11:00:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Junichi Tazawa will hold onto his value as the fill-in closer for another week it looks like. Tazawa has some long-term value as a handcuff to the oft-injured Bailey for the rest of the season, though, now that Joel Hanrahan (elbow) is done for the season. Those in deep mixed leagues will have to consider hanging onto Tazawa for that reason, and the fact that he's putting up great numbers.
Mon, 13 May 2013 11:09:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Because of Bailey's extensive injury history, the BoSox are being cautious. Expect him to need at least one rehab outing in the minors before returning. Boston can afford to take their time, since they have Junichi Tazawa capably filling in in ninth-inning duties. Tazawa's time as a closer may run out soon, but he remains a long-term option for saves given Bailey's injury-prone ways and with Joel Hanrahan (elbow) out for the season.
Fri, 10 May 2013 14:53:40 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (back) played catch for the second straight day Friday, May 10, but there is no date scheduled for him to throw off a mound. It looks doubtful that Bailey will be ready to come off the disabled list when eligible Tuesday, May 14.
Fantasy Tip: With Joel Hanrahan (forearm) out indefinitely and facing Tommy John surgery, those who poached Junichi Tazawa off the wire are sitting pretty right now. Koji Uehara could steal a few saves if Bailey's DL stint lingers, but John Farrell has been hesitant to use him frequently.
Thu, 09 May 2013 13:47:41 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (biceps) played catch Thursday, May 9, and doesn't know when he will return to the team, but he gave the indication that he won't be ready to return when eligible to come off the disabled list May 14.
Fantasy Tip: It's not a surprise that Bailey doesn't expect himself to be ready to return when eligible; he's a slow healer, folks. That makes those that bought Junichi Tazawa a little happier. As long as Bailey is out, Tazawa will receive the save chances in the ninth.
Wed, 08 May 2013 13:37:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Boston has indicated that Bailey's injury isn't serious, but it serves them well to be as cautious as can be with this injury-prone arm. You would expect them to continue this approach and make sure he is 100 percent ready to return by making him go on a rehab assignment, even if it's a short one. Junichi Tazawa will hold down the fort in the ninth inning until Bailey returns, but expect Bailey to be given the job back once he's ready.
Tue, 07 May 2013 16:12:19 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan (forearm) is out indefinitely with a flexor pronator strain in his right arm, but he is confident he won't need surgery to fix the issue. He will likely seek a second opinion to make sure, however. "After the MRI came back, it was clear that he has inflammation in the right forearm, there is a strain to the right forearm," manager John Farrell said. "It's probably going to be a period of time for a shutdown and a recovery for him, so that's where Joel's at right now." Hanrahan said the injury is similar to the one he had with the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 2010 that caused him to miss six games of the regular season out of spring training.
Fantasy Tip: It's pretty safe to say that Hanrahan won't be ready to come off the DL when he's eligible, and it may be some time after that before he's ready to return. By then, Andrew Bailey (biceps) is likely to be back from his DL stint and back in the closer's role. It'll likely take a perfect storm of happenings for Hanrahan to have any length of stretch where he jumps back into the closer's role.
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