MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Andrew Bailey, on the 15-day disabled list since April 29 with a right biceps strain, made a rehab appearance Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket. He went one inning, giving up one run on two hits, including a solo home run, with two strikeouts. He made 17 pitches, 14 for strikes.
“Physically came through it fine, showed consistent velocity pre-injury,” manager John Farrell said.
Getting Bailey back should help the Sox line up their bullpen.
“From the days he’s available, we’re certainly going to have to balance back-to-back days, which we’ll stay away from initially,” Farrell said. “But to slide guys back a little earlier, it gives us the flexibility with Junichi [Tazawa] . . . I think getting guys back one slot earlier in games makes us stronger and gives us added depth to the pen.”
He will now rejoin the Sox, with Farrell saying Bailey could be in Minneapolis today.
A few other injury updates:
- Left-hander Franklin Morales, on the DL all season with a low back strain and a pectoral muscle issue, started Saturday's game for the PawSox.
Morales, took the loss, going four innings, giving up five runs on three hits, including two home runs, with three walks and two strikeouts. It was his fourth rehab outing this season. He is scheduled to make his next rehab start on Thursday.
- Farrell spoke yesterday with catcher David Ross, who is on the seven-day concussion DL, saying Ross is feeling better. He was looking to throw yesterday, but was discouraged from doing so. Ross is scheduled to be re-examined Monday in Boston, and not expected to join the Sox on the road trip.