OUTAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels needed to clear a roster spot after acquiring Brandon Phillips and did so by transferring Bailey over to the 60-day DL. Bailey, who was ruled out for the season Tuesday, battled shoulder issues throughout the 2017 season and only threw four innings in the majors.

OUTAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) has officially been ruled out for the remainder of 2017, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is an unfortunate development for Bailey, as the 33-year-old will end his season early after registering just four major-league innings due to a slew of shoulder issues. He's a free agent after this season, so Bailey will focus on getting healthy in an attempt to return to the majors in 2018.

OUTAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 months ago

Bailey was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury once again Monday night, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey was activated just nine days ago and made just one appearance before aggravating the shoulder injury that had limited him to just three appearances in April. The former close has dealt with injuries over the last half-decade, and particularly given the myriad setbacks he encountered in 2017 alone, it's hard to imagine him returning to the Angels bullpen this season.

OUTAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 months ago

Bailey made his first appearance since being activated off the 60-day DL, tossing a scoreless inning in a loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey has missed four months with shoulder inflammation, but he will look to re-establish himself in the final quarter of the season. The Angels' current closing situation is in turmoil, so there is potential for the former closer (95 career saves) to enter the mix at some point. The 33-year-old will first have to prove that he can handle himself in a middle-relief role -- and more importantly, stay healthy -- before getting serious consideration for save opportunities.

OUTAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day DL on Saturday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a long road back for Bailey -- he endured several setbacks in his recovery -- but he has returned to the active roster following a four-month absence. The Angels' ninth-inning situation is unsettled at the moment, and Bailey did save six games for Anaheim down the stretch last year, but it's difficult to imagine he will be in the mix to close right away.

OUTAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) is traveling with the team for this weekend's series against the Mariners and could be activated as soon as Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

After suffering a number of setbacks on his rehab, it looks like Bailey is finally ready to rejoin the Angels bullpen. Cam Bedrosian and Bud Norris will likely still be the first option for saves, but should either or both struggle, Bailey could work his way into the ninth-inning conversation. That said, Bailey has thrown just three innings this season and allowed a 5.36 ERA over 43.2 innings in 2016, so he doesn't exactly scream reliable at this point.

OUTAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
4 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) has been called off from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears to be the second setback in what has become a nightmare rehabilitation for Bailey, who will head back to southern California in hopes of finding the source of the issue. The right-handed reliever has already been out since April while dealing with shoulder inflammation, and could now find his season in jeopardy following the latest delay.

OUTAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
4 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) made a rehab appearance with Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, giving up a solo home run and striking out a batter in one inning.

EDGE Analysis

It was the second rehab outing for Bailey, after he previously pitched an inning for the Angels' rookie-level Arizona League club July 15. Considered a candidate to close for the Angels heading into spring training, Bailey will probably have to settle for middle-relief duty as a result of the long layoff once he's eventually activated from the 60-day disabled list. He'll likely need a few more rehab appearances before being reinstated.

OUTAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
6 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) is scheduled to resume throwing in the next few days, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Regsiter reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever has been sidelined for nearly two months with shoulder inflammation. He is eligible to come off the 60-day DL mid-June, so if his rehab goes as planned, he could return shortly after the required 60 days. With Bud Norris experiencing success as the Angels' closer, Bailey should slot in as a middle reliever.

OUTAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
6 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels made the signing of Doug Fister official on Saturday, which led to Bailey being moved to the 60-day DL to clear a 40-man roster spot. Bailey recently suffered a setback during a bullpen session and is being brought along slowly as a result. As it stands, the earliest Bailey will be able to return is in mid-June, but until he's able to string together bullpen sessions with no discomfort, it's difficult to pinpoint when he'll be able to rejoin the Angels.