Andrew Bailey RP PHI 3 days ago

Manager Pete Mackanin said Bailey could soon be used in higher-leverage situations, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bailey picked up his first win of the season Saturday night with a scoreless seventh inning. He has yet to allow a run and has a 6:2 K:BB ratio in five innings since his recall from Triple-A.

Andrew Bailey RP PHI 4 days ago

Bailey pitched two scoreless innings Friday in the Phillies' extra inning win against the Indians. He struck out four and walked one.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bailey has a 6:2 K:BB in four innings since his recall from Triple-A. He has been used as a multi-inning reliever in both of his appearances. He may be no better than third in the pecking order for save chances behind Jeanmar Gomez at the moment. Hector Neris and David Hernandez have been used in higher leverage situations in front of Gomez.

Andrew Bailey RP PHI 2 weeks ago

Manager Pete Mackanin said he has yet to determine where Bailey fits into his pen, but he will not be made the closer, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bailey was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley this week. He was in the mix for closing duties this spring, but was sent to the minors to give him time to build up more arm strength. Jeanmar Gomez is currently closing for the Phillies, but he is no sure bet to hold the job all year. Bailey could work his way into the closing role if he pitches well and if Gomez hits a rough patch.

Andrew Bailey RP PHI 2 weeks ago

Bailey' had his contract selected by the Phillies on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bailey dominated Triple-A hitters in the early going, striking out 10 batters and only allowing one run in five innings of work, giving the Phillies a good reason to slot him into their bullpen. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, left-hander James Russell was designated for assignment.

Andrew Bailey RP PHI 1 month ago

Bailey was assigned to minor league camp following Friday's spring game, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bailey was the frontrunner for the closer's job no more than a week ago, according to manager Pete Mackanin, but a rough couple outings prevented him from grabbing not only that role, but a roster spot as well. It remains to be seen if he will remain with the Phillies or seek out a new organization.

Andrew Bailey RP PHI 1 month ago

Bailey pitched a clean eighth inning in Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bailey needed a good outing after giving up four runs in his previous two outings. Manager Pete Mackanin told Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia after the outing that Bailey "looked OK" and that he still wants "to see more from him." There is a chance Bailey heads to the minors at the start of the year since he cannot opt out of his contract until May 1. If that happens, Dalier Hinojosa or David Hernandez would likely open the year as the Phillies' closer.

Andrew Bailey RP PHI 1 month ago

Bailey allowed one run on two hits in an inning of work against the Tigers on Saturday. He struck out two and did not walk a batter.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bailey has been hit around a bit in his last two appearances. Manager Pete Mackanin told Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia that he wants to see more velocity and better command from Bailey. Salisbury speculates that the Phillies might send Bailey, who has a May 1 opt out in his contract, to Triple-A at the start of the season so he can continue to build arm strength and refine his command. It would be a surprising move after Mackanin called Bailey the front runner for closing duties last week. David Hernandez and Dalier Hinojosa are the other candidates to close for the Phillies.

Andrew Bailey RP PHI 1 month ago

Manager Pete Mackanin said Bailey is the front runner for the Phillies' closing job, the PhillyVoice reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bailey got the vote of confidence from his manager even after allowing three runs on four hits Tuesday. Mackanin did also add that he would like to see improved velocity from Bailey, who was hovering around 90 mph with his fastball Tuesday. David Hernandez and Dalier Hinojosa also remain in the mix for closing duties. A decision might not come until the Phillies break camp next week.

Andrew Bailey RP PHI 2 months ago

Pitching coach Bob McClure said he is leaning toward Bailey as his choice to close for the Phillies, the team's official site reports. "Bailey has done it before, so just talking about it, I would lean more towards looking at him as the guy, only because he's done it before and had success," McClure said. "But it could change. It could change. I'm kind of up in the air on it a little bit."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bailey has allowed one hit and struck out five in four scoreless innings this spring. He has closing experience, but has struggled to overcome shoulder issues since 2012. He remains in competition with David Hernandez, Edward Mujica and Dalier Hinojosa for closing duties.

Andrew Bailey RP PHI 2 months ago

Bailey is making a good impression to win a spot in the Phillies' bullpen, CSN Philadelphia reports. "Bailey looks awfully good," manager Pete Mackanin said. "He has a great attitude and a good demeanor on the mound. He throws strikes."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bailey's career has been derailed by shoulder problems, but he is healthy this spring. He has pitched four scoreless innings this spring with a 5:0 K:BB ratio. He's in the mix for the Phillies' closing role as well, though David Hernandez is expected to get that job if healthy.