Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sox sticking with Bailey as closer
By Gordon Edes
TORONTO -- The Red Sox on Tuesday activated right-hander Joel Hanrahan from the disabled list, but are sticking with Andrew Bailey in the closer's role for the time being.
While incumbent closer Hanrahan was sidelined for 15 days with a right hamstring strain, Bailey excelled as his replacement, going five for six in save chances. For the season, he has 20 strikeouts and a 1.46 ERA in 12 1/3 innings.
Farrell broke the news to Hanrahan before Tuesday's game in Toronto.
"Obviously I've been out of the ballgame for 15 days and he says he's going to kind of work me back in," Hanrahan said. "Bailey's been doing a heck of a job. I told him that I'm comfortable with whatever you want to do. The way the team's playing right now, I just want to fit in and do my part to help. I'm just excited to be back."