60DAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
4 weeks 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.

60DAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
1 month 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.

60DAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
1 month ago

Bailey (shoulder) will "progress as tolerated" after examinations found no new injuries to his shoulder after he suffered a setback last week, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey has been out for a majority of the season. Although it's good news that examinations found nothing new, Bailey has yet to provide owners with any optimism that he can return to the majors quickly, much less produce in the Angels bullpen. Expect him to require at least another two weeks before he reaches the majors, with more likely given his struggles thus far.

60DAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
2 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) has decelerated his rehab process after feeling discomfort following a bullpen session last week, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey has already been out a month with shoulder inflammation and it appears he'll be sidelined for a bit longer following the setback. The 32-year-old reliever stopped throwing for a few days after the incident and says he won't return to the mound until he feels the pain has completely subsided. "It's frustrating but we have to take it one day at a time," he said. "Just listen to the trainers and doctors and continue to move forward." Look for Jose Alvarez and Blake Parker to continue splitting setup man duties for a couple more weeks.

60DAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
2 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) said he's on track to throw his first bullpen session sometime next week, J.P. Hoornstra of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey has been slowly working his way back after landing on the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation earlier in April. He tossed out to 120 feet without an issue, clearing the way for him to throw a bullpen "early, middle next week." If all goes well, the 32-year-old will be one step closer to rejoining the Angels bullpen, where he is set to play a prominent role in 2017.

60DAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 months ago

Bailey was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, retroactive to April 10, with shoulder inflammation.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey had pitched three innings this season, earning two wins. The former All-Star had seen his numbers drop off significantly after a successful first three years or so in the majors, finishing with a 5.36 ERA in 43.2 innings last season. It appeared Bailey was positioning himself to be the setup man in the Angels' bullpen before the injury. The Angels called up right-hander Daniel Wright to take his spot on the roster.

60DAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 months ago

Bailey (1-0) tossed a clean inning and picked up the win in Tuesday's comeback win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Mike Scioscia said that he would deploy a committee approach to save situations, but Bailey was brought out in the eighth inning when the Angels were down by two runs, which isn't traditionally how closers are used. The veteran pitcher rewarded those who grabbed him for save chances with a vulture win, but it appears Bailey is 1B to Cam Bedrosian's 1A (who picked up the save Tuesday).

60DAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 months ago

The Angels will use a closer committee to open the season, likely consisting of Cam Bedrosian and Bailey, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given a mediocre spring season from Bailey and a fantastic 2016 (1.12 ERA, 1.09 WHIP) from Bedrosian, it was expected that Bedrosian would be the clear number one in the Angels bullpen with Huston Street injured to open 2017. Mike Scioscia is insisting he will use a committee approach to open the campaign, but considering how bad Bailey has been of late -- he has posted an ERA over 5.00 in three of the past four seasons -- chances are Bedrosian will assert himself in the closer's role at some point. That said, anybody who gets save chances is worthy of watching in fantasy, and Bailey just might have some coming his way this April given Scioscia's comments.

60DAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
3 months ago

With a 5.40 ERA through seven spring games, Bailey remains the dark horse in the race to begin the year as the Angels' closer.

EDGE Analysis

With Huston Street (back) going down to injury early in March, Bailey was expected to compete with Cam Bedrosian for ninth-inning duties to begin the year. While the former has had experience closing out games in the past, the latter has a more dominant arsenal and has also outperformed the 32-year-old Bailey this spring. Barring any injuries or unforeseen shake ups, the veteran is expected to begin the year as the team's primary setup man.

60DAndrew Bailey
RP LAA
4 months ago

Bailey was ineffective Monday, surrendering four runs on a hit and three walks over two-thirds of an inning.

EDGE Analysis

Talk about poor timing. Huston Street's (arm) status for Opening Day is strongly in doubt and the Angels' closer role is looking like a two-man battle between Cam Bedrosian (groin) and Bailey. Needless to say, this ugly outing is a huge step backwards for the veteran reliever. Bedrosian appears to be fully recovered from a minor groin injury that held him out of games this spring, and he will likely make his spring training debut later this week. Health issues aside, Bedrosian is considered the more dominant pitcher, making Bailey the underdog in this positional battle.