Red Sox activate Bailey, send De La Torre to PawSox

Red Sox activate Bailey, send De La Torre to PawSox
May 20, 2013, 3:45 pm
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As expected, the Red Sox activated closer Andrew Bailey -- recovered after three weeks on the sidelines because of a right biceps strain -- from the disabled list today.  He's with the team in Chicago and will be eligible to pitch tonight against the White Sox.

To make room for him on the 25-man roster, right-hander Jose De La Torre was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Bailey made one rehab appearance with the PawSox, allowing two hits (including a home run) and one run in one inning on Saturday night against Indianapolis. He also struck out two, and 14 of his 17 pitches were for strikes.

Bailey, 28, is 1-0 with five saves and a 1.46 ERA in 13 outings for the Red Sox this season, including 11 scoreless appearances.  With 20 strikeouts, he ranks fourth among qualifying American League relievers with 14.6 strikeouts per nine innings.