Bailey (shoulder) to DL, could miss rest of season

Bailey (shoulder) to DL, could miss rest of season
July 19, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Andrew Bailey will make his second trip to the disabled list of 2013.

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The Red Sox have placed reliever Andrew Bailey on the disabled list with what manager John Farrell described as a significant shoulder injury.

Bailey has damage to the labrum and capsule and could miss the remainder of the season if he gets surgery.

Bailey, who is making his second trip to the disabled list this season, has made 30 appearances for the Red Sox, going 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA with 8 saves. He has thrown 28 2/3 innings, allowing 12 earned runs with a 39-to-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

The 29-year old had been the team’s closer for most of the season, but was bumped in favor of Koji Uehara in late June after blowing three of six save opportunities.

Despite his ninth inning struggles, Bailey is a potential solution to the Sox ninth inning struggles, having nearly five seasons of closing experience in the American League, saving 75 games for the Oakland Athletics between 2009 and 2011, before coming to the Red Sox before the 2012 season. He has saved just 14 games in a Sox uniform, largely in part to the fact that injuries has plagued his Boston career to date.

The Red Sox have recalled Jose De La Torre from Triple-A Pawtucket. In four appearances with Boston in 2013, De La Torre has allowed six runs on seven hits and six walks over seven innings, striking out nine batters. He's made 24 appearances with the PawSox, allowing eight earned runs over 41 1/3 innings, with a 41-to-21 strikeout-to-walk ratio.