Red Sox Place Andrew Bailey on DL, Surgery Possible

Red Sox Manager John Farrell says Bailey has a shoulder injury and the damage is significant.  Bailey may need season ending surgery.

 

Red Sox news release…

BOSTON, MA –
The Boston Red Sox today placed right-hander Andrew Bailey on the
15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 13) with a right shoulder
strain. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, right-hander Jose De La
Torre was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

 

Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.

 

In
30 appearances for Boston this season, Bailey, 29, has gone 3-1 with
eight saves, and a 3.77 ERA (12 ER). He has struck out 39 batters in
28.2 innings for a 12.24 strikeouts per nine innings ratio. Over his
four appearances this month, Bailey has thrown 5.1 scoreless innings and
has struck out seven batters while issuing only one walk. Opponents
have hit just .125 (2-for-16) against him in that span.

 

De
La Torre, 27, returns for his fourth stint of the season with the Red
Sox. In his four games for Boston in 2013, he has no record with a 7.71
ERA (6 ER/7.0 IP), six walks, and nine strikeouts. De La Torre has
appeared in 24 games for Pawtucket where he has gone 3-1 with one save, a
1.74 ERA (8 ER/41.1 IP), 21 walks, and 49 strikeouts, while holding
opponents to a .146 batting average (21-for-144), the best mark among
International League relievers.

 

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