{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Bailey progressing with bullpen sessions

Bailey progressing with bullpen sessions

|
Bailey progressing with bullpen sessions
BOSTON -- Andrew Bailey does not have a timetable for his return from the disabled list, but the reliever is past the thumb and forearm issues that have kept him from pitching for the Red Sox this year.

Bailey threw a bullpen session off a mound prior to Friday's game against the Blue Jays. He threw 35-40 pitches, working exclusively with his fastball and cutter.

"I don't think he has a health issue to deal with any longer," said manager Bobby Valentine. "He now just has a conditioning, a pitch buildup and a competition challenge ahead of him."

Next up in Bailey's progression will be another bullpen session on Sunday morning at Fenway Park. Valentine expects the reliever to throw 15 pitches of batting practice on Wednesday in Arlington, Texas, during a three-game series with the Rangers.

Fellow injured reliever Rich Hill is also progressing from a left elbow strain. The left-hander is throwing from flat ground. Valentine said Hill came out of a long-toss session on Friday "pain free." Hill has been on the DL since June 10.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español