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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox placed closer Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list with a right biceps strain, the team announced on Monday.
Bailey first felt the injury while pitching against the Houston Astros back on April 28 and has not been on the mound since. He underwent an MRI in Boston on Monday, and was placed on the disabled list shortly after.
Since Bailey hasn’t seen the field since the end of April, the move was made retroactive to April 29, which would make Bailey eligible to be activated when Boston opens a three-game set against the Rays in Tampa on May 14.
Bailey took over the closer duties with ease when Joel Hanrahan was sidelined with a hamstring injury in early-April. In his 13 games as Boston’s closer, Bailey went 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA, converted five saves in six chances.
Releiver Craig Breslow has been called up to take Bailey’s spot on the roster.