Andrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 days ago

Bailey earned his sixth save with a scoreless ninth Monday against Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey is a perfect six-for-six in save opportunities since taking over Sept. 4 and has only given up three runs since then, all in a non-save situation. He has just six strikeouts in 9.1 innings, but has walked just one batter. Given his past experience as closer and his success this September, expect somebody to give him a shot to either close or play a setup role come 2017.

Andrew Bailey
RP LAA
1 week ago

Bailey allowed a hit and struck out a batter en route to collecting his fourth save of the season Wednesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey allowed three runs in just 0.1 innings in an outing against the Blue Jays last week, but the 32-year-old hasn't allowed a run in any of his other seven appearances with his new club. Bailey will seemingly be the closer in Anaheim for the rest of the season, making him worth an add if he was overlooked due to the chaos in the Angels' bullpen.

Andrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 weeks ago

Bailey pitched a clean ninth inning in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Mariners, striking out one to record his third save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey retired all three batters he faced, striking out Nomar Mazara looking to end the game. The 2009 AL Rookie of the Year has emerged as a late-season source of saves following the trade of Fernando Salas to the New York Mets. Although Bailey struggled earlier in the year with Philadelphia, posting a 6.40 ERA and 1.45 WHIP, he has allowed only one baserunner in four appearances with Los Angeles. With Huston Street and Cam Bedrosian both done for the year, Bailey appears to be the team's primary closer for the rest of the season.

Andrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 weeks ago

Bailey struck out two in a perfect ninth for his second save Monday against Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey has thrown consecutive perfect innings since taking over the closer's role from the departed Fernando Salas on Sunday. He has had his struggles this year -- most notably a ludicrous 24.55 ERA in July before he was sent down to the minors -- but Bailey has three seasons of at least 24 saves, so he is no stranger to handling the ninth inning.

Andrew Bailey
RP LAA
4 weeks ago

Bailey pitched a perfect inning to earn his first save with the Angels Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

After the Angels have had a revolving door at the closer spot over the last month, Bailey cashed in on his first chance since being recalled from Triple-A on September 2. However, the seven-year veteran has posted a 6.03 ERA or higher in three of his last four seasons, so he's not a lock to be a consistent source of saves down the stretch.

Andrew Bailey
RP LAA
4 weeks ago

Bailey was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels signed Bailey to a minor league deal in August, and after he posted a 2.00 ERA and 11:3 K:BB in nine innings at Triple-A, they rewarded him with a September call-up. If Bailey could carve out a high-leverage role in any big league bullpen, it might be with the Angels, as they are on their fourth closer in a month. That said, it's more likely he settles into a middle relief role.

Andrew Bailey
RP LAA
2 months ago

Bailey signed a minor league contract with the Angels on Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

A closer candidate with the Phillies in spring training, Bailey missed a chunk of the season due to injury -- a familiar theme throughout his career. Bailey returned last September after missing more than two years due to shoulder troubles. He will report to Triple-A Salt Lake but could earn a promotion if he fares well in the weeks ahead.

Andrew Bailey
RP LAA
2 months ago

The Phillies released Bailey on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey was struggling of late, allowing 19 runs on 24 hits with an 18:8 K:BB over 18.1 innings since the beginning of June. He should be able to find an opportunity with another club.

Andrew Bailey
RP LAA
2 months ago

The Phillies have requested UR waivers for the purpose of granting Bailey his unconditional release, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey was designated for assignment on Tuesday after producing an ERA over 10 since June and is now expected to be released from the ball club entirely. At only 32 years old and a career 3.20 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in the majors, it seems likely he will be scooped up by another team in the future, but for now, he's headed for free agency.

Andrew Bailey
RP LAA
2 months ago

Bailey has been designated for assignment by the Phillies on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey has really struggled over his last 10 outings with the Phillies, posting a 13.50 ERA in eight innings of relief. The 32-year-old doesn't really factor in the Phillies long-term plans, so this move opens up more innings for their young arms to get work. Right-hander Luis Garcia has been recalled by the Phillies.