ARLINGTON, Texas -- When John Farrell met with the media approximately two hours before the start of Saturday night's game, he expected Andrew Bailey (right biceps soreness) to be available out of the bullpen -- with one caveat
"We'll confirm it after he throws during stretch,'' said Farrell. "With the added day of rest, he should be able to go tonight.''
But when Bailey tried to throw, he apparently experienced some discomfort and about 40 minutes before gametime, a Red Sox media relations official reported that Bailey would not be available after all.
A baseball source said the team was not particularly concerned long-term about Bailey, but plans are in place to be examined when the team returns to Boston.
Bailey felt some soreness in the area last Sunday, following his last appearance. When it recurred during a bullpen session Wednesday in Toronto, he was held out for a few days as Joel Hanrahan handled the closer's duties in Thursday's 3-1 win over Toronto.
On Friday, Farrell had said that Bailey could be avaialble in an emergency situation, but with the Red Sox trailing 6-0 after four innings, there was no need to pitch him.