BREAKING: Bailey to DL, Breslow activated

Ben Whitehead
Contributing Writer

After undergoing an MRI on his right biceps in Boston today, Andrew Bailey has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Red Sox announced a short time ago that left-handed reliever Craig Breslow has been activated to take Bailey’s spot in the pen. Breslow has been working down in the minors after having tendonitis in his throwing shoulder back in Spring Training.

The results of Bailey’s MRI revealed inflammation in his biceps near the shoulder, but no structural damage. The Red Sox, calling it a right biceps strain, felt it necessary to go ahead and allow Bailey to take the time he needs to recover from the soreness and inflammation to avoid worsening the issue. His DL stint is retroactive to April 29.

Breslow appeared in one game for AA Portland, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk without recording an out. He was then moved up to AAA Pawtucket, where he appeared in four games. He threw 3.2 innings and gave up one run on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts for the Paw Sox. Breslow's most recent rehab outing was a perfect inning Saturday.

As expected, Joel Hanrahan will resume closing duties with Bailey on the DL.

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