Bailey had his first outing in a Boston jersey Tuesday, pitching a third of an inning in a loss to the Orioles. He walked one batter and struck out another after losing nearly a year to forearm tightness while with Oakland and thumb surgery earlier this season. He has since made two more appearances, giving up one hit and striking out two more. Bailey's surgery was needed to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the digit suffered in spring training. Bailey has progressed well in his rehab, focusing on range of motion and grip strength to insure he can deliver his array of pitches with both velocity and accuracy. His rehab assignment has gone well and appears to be pitching unencumbered.
The Red Sox sit in an unfamiliar spot, 6.5 games out of the wild card spot and fourth in the division looking up at Yankees, Rays, and, yes, the Orioles. As the team begins to think about the future and perform an evaluation of their assets, Baile
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