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Friday, 19 July 2013 21:28

Red Sox place Andrew Bailey on the DL, Call up Jose De La Torre

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After a long battle with the injury bug the Red Sox placed closer turned eighth inning reliever Andrew Bailey on the disabled once again. This will be his second time on the disabled list and the injury is shoulder related which is not good news. 

A look at Andrew Bailey's Stats- Bailey went 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA with eight saves. In 28 2/3 innings, he allowed 12 earned runs. This is a big blow to the Red Sox as their bullpen has faced many injuries throughout the season. For example, Joel Hanrahan is out for the season with Tommy John surgery and Andrew Miller (lefty specialist) is also out for the season. In turn this led to the Red Sox trading for lefty reliever Matt Thornton to bolster their bullpen after Miller went down with an injury.

A look at Jose De La Torre's Stats- In 24 games with the PawSox, De La Torre has yielded eight earned runs over 41 1/3 innings. He has pitched briefly with the Red Sox as a fill in replacement for injured relievers Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Miller. 

My prediction going forward is the Red Sox making a play for a right-handed reliever such as Kevin Gregg from the Cubs or Steve Cishek of the Marlins.