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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: Andrew Bailey won't pitch in 2014

By on 8/17/2014 10:15:00 AM

The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday by the score of 3-2. The win improved the Yankees to 62-59, third in the American League East. The Yankees have struggled to the lower half of the Major Leagues in both runs scored and staff ERA. One issue has been major injuries to Ivan Nova, C.C. Sabathia and off season acquisition Andrew Bailey, who will not pitch this season following another setback.

As reported by Brendan Kuty of, the Yankees signed Bailey to a one-year, $2.4 million contract before spring training. Bailey has been trying to return from major shoulder surgery July 2013 to repair a torn labrum and torn capsule in his shoulder. Manager Joe Girardi indicated that Bailey had setbacks in his recovery and will not pitch this season.

The news is a disappointment to the Yankees and Bailey, who back in February, said he had full expectation to pitch sometime this season. Girardi gave no indication what kind of setbacks Bailey experienced.

Bailey, a five-year Major League veteran who has pitched for the A's and Red Sox, was 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA in 30 games last season. In 206 career games, Bailey has a record of 11-12 with 89 saves and an ERA of 2.64.

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