Andrew Bailey headed to surgery

Updated: April 4, 2012, 9:29 AM ET

Boston Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey will have surgery on his right thumb on Wednesday to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament, the team said Tuesday.

Although the Red Sox have not placed a timetable on Bailey's return, manager Bobby Valentine said he was told by the training staff that Bailey should not be expected to return before the All-Star break.

Bailey was examined Monday in Boston and Tuesday in Cleveland. The surgery is scheduled to be performed by Dr. Thomas Graham ...

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