Andrew Bailey RP NYY 2 weeks ago

Bailey will make his first spring appearance in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves.

Bailey is attempting to come back after undergoing shoulder surgery in July of 2013, and will be fighting to earn a spot in the bullpen for Opening Day. He'll likely be on a strict pitch count in his first appearance, but getting through game action without any pain would be an encouraging step toward being ready for the start of the season.

Andrew Bailey RP NYY 3 weeks ago

Bailey threw 20 pitches in a simulated game, reporting "things are really going well," the NY Post reports.

It was Bailey's first action since undergoing shoulder surgery in July of 2013 as he'll try to earn a roster spot in the bullpen for Opening Day. The 30-year-old remains optimistic that he'll make the big league team, but he'll likely have to prove himself in live spring action first. The plan is to pitch in another simulated game Saturday before making a Grapefruit League appearance.

Andrew Bailey RP NYY 2 months ago

Bailey will be on the mound this spring with an opportunity to win a bullpen spot with the Yankees, the Westchester Journal News reports.

Under a minor league deal, Bailey could wind up at Triple-A if he has any setbacks with his arm this spring, but he's presumably healthy and progressing through an offseason throwing program leading into spring training.

Andrew Bailey RP NYY 5 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) has agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees, LoHud.com reports.

The Yankees declined the team option they held on Bailey's contract for 2015, but they still wanted to keep him around. Bailey will likely get a chance to compete for a bullpen job during spring training, as long as he is healthy.

Andrew Bailey RP NYY 7 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) is not expected to return to the big leagues this season, MLB.com reports.

Bailey had surgery on his shoulder last July, but there was some hope he'd be able to make a return toward the end of the season. The 30-year-old has suffered setbacks in rehabbing the shoulder, ending any chance of a major league return in 2014.

Andrew Bailey RP NYY 9 months ago

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday that Andrew Bailey (shoulder) could return in September.

Bailey is still rehabbing at the team's spring training complex following surgery last July to repair his labrum and shoulder capsule. Obviously, it's always a rough timetable when anyone is coming back from a major shoulder operation. The Yankees certainly aren't counting on anything from the former closer.

Andrew Bailey RP NYY 1 year ago

Andrew Bailey (shoulder) has progressed to throwing off flat ground.

Bailey, who signed a minor league deal with the Yankees in February, has reached 50 throws at a distance of 90 feet and expects to stretch out to 120 feet next week. Coming off major shoulder surgery, he's unlikely to contribute until late in the season.

Andrew Bailey RP NYY 1 year ago

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Andrew Bailey (shoulder) isn't expected to be available until September.

The Yanks inked Bailey to a minor league deal Saturday, but it sounds like they're not expecting much of a contribution from him this season. The reliever underwent surgery in July to repair his labrum and shoulder capsule and has yet to do any throwing. Bailey posted a 3.77 ERA and 39/12 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings last year for the Red Sox.

Andrew Bailey RP NYY 1 year ago

Yankees signed RHP Andrew Bailey to a minor league contract.

The deal is loaded with incentives, ESPN's Buster Olney reports. Bailey's impact won't be immediately felt as he works his way back from labrum and shoulder capsule surgery, but he could be back and ready to make an impact by midseason. The 29-year-old has closing experience and could serve as insurance for David Robertson.

Andrew Bailey RP NYY 1 year ago

Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com reports that "more than 15 teams have called to express interest" in Andrew Bailey.

Bailey was non-tendered by the Red Sox last week but apparently won't have any issues finding another job. The reliever is recovering from surgery to repair his labrum and shoulder capsule but, barring setbacks, is expected to be ready by mid-May. He'll likely get an incentive-laden, one-year deal.