Andrew Bailey will not pitch this year, has suffered a “few setbacks”

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Rehabbing right-hander Andrew Bailey will not pitch for the Yankees this season, Joe Girardi confirmed to Chad Jennings. Girardi said the two-time All-Star and 2009 AL Rookie of the Year has suffered a “few setbacks” this summer as he works his way back from a torn shoulder capsule. Bailey had been throwing bullpen sessions in Tampa, last we heard.

The Yankees signed Bailey to a minor league contract over the winter knowing he was unlikely to pitch before September, if at all. The contract includes a club option and was always geared towards 2015. Bailey, 30, has thrown only 44 innings from 2012-14 (4.91 ERA and 4.68 FIP) due to a series of injuries, including the torn capsule and a torn thumb ligament. Torn capsules are very serious. No pitcher has ever returned from one and pitched like they did before getting hurt. The Yankees took a low-risk flier on Bailey and, given the nature of the injury, it’s no surprise he won’t be able to pitch this year.

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  • TB

    Good luck getting anything out of Bailey – Its basically the worst injury to come back from for a pitcher. However lets focus on todays game…Step up big today Kuroda because we rarely win series at the trop and it could be a huge lift to this team to leave the trop taking 2 out of 3.

  • Stuart Phillips

    He loves to sign, players who are hurting, but hates cuban stars.

    • LazerTown

      Yes, lets complain about spending peanuts to sign a player to a minor league deal, and compare it to a $50MM contract.

      • TB

        Lazer its not a big deal they took a shot on bailey – its chicken feed for the Yankees… But the chances of it working off a torn shoulder capsule are not in the Yankees favor

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Thanks for dropping by.

      *releases trap door*

  • Trisha

    Out for the day but I wanted to say GO YANKEES!! As long as we keep winning, we can be there at the end.

    Enjoy the day all.

    :)

    • 86w183

      hey Trisha… long time no see. Hope you are well

  • Madrugador

    No setbacks for McCann. He is back in the line up.

    • 86w183

      good to hear. would be nice to get this one.

      Gotta run… have a day, all

  • Terry Noack

    Kuroda needs to get out of the first few innings without giving up runs. Otherwise, this could be a long day!

  • UnKnown

    There’s a shocker.

  • ProjectNeo

    Wow, I totally forgot the Yankees signed him this winter.