Red Sox Closer Andrew Bailey to Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Andrew Bailey


The Boston Red Sox, are going to be without the services of another one of their relievers for an extended period of time, after it was determined that pitcher Andrew Bailey, would need season-ending shoulder surgery says Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. David Altchek, medical director for the New York Mets and co-chief in the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Bailey said Friday he has a torn capsule, damage to his labrum and a strain of one of the muscles that comprise the rotator cuff. He estimated a recovery period of 12 months.

The Red Sox lost their other closer Joel Hanrahan, earlier in the year after he underwent Tommy John surgery, and left-handed specialist Andrew Miller after he tore a ligament in his foot.

The injuries don’t appear to be impeding the team though, as they still sit atop the AL East division.