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Andrew Bailey facing surgery

Updated: July 20, 2013, 12:28 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey said he is investigating alternatives to season-ending shoulder surgery that he estimates would sideline him for 12 months, conceding that full healing will come only with an operation.

"The only way to fix this is surgery -- 100 percent fix it," Bailey said while meeting with reporters in the Red Sox dugout Friday afternoon. "This isn't going to heal on its own.''

The Red Sox announced Friday that Bailey had been placed on the 15-day disabled ...

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