Red Sox Rumors: What’s Next for Andrew Bailey?

The Boston Red Sox officially announced their acquisition of Joel Hanrahan yesterday and named the veteran as their closer entering the 2013 season. Boston acquired Andrew Bailey last offseason, a player they expected to be their closer of the future. It’s now unclear what the future holds for Bailey, who will enter spring as the Red Sox setup man to Hanrahan, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.


While the Red Sox didn’t enter the offseason with their sights set on adding a closer, manager John Farrell told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe that Hanrahan makes them a better team. While this might be the case, it changes things for Bailey.

The Red Sox acquired Bailey last December from the Oakland Athletics along with Ryan Sweeney in exchange for Josh Reddick, Miles Head and Raul Alcantara. While he posted an ERA and WHIP of 2.07 and 0.954 over three seasons with the A’s, Bailey allowed 12 runs over 19 appearances over 15 1/3 innings in 2012. The right-hander missed most of the season due to injury.

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