Report: Andrew Bailey agrees to deal with Yankees

Report: Andrew Bailey agrees to deal with Yankees
February 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
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In two seasons with the Red Sox, Andrew Bailey posted a 4.91 ERA in 49 games. (AP)

Former A's closer Andrew Bailey has found a new home, reportedly agreeing to a minor league deal with the New York Yankees.

Bailey, 29, spent the last two seasons with the Red Sox. In 2012, he missed the first 116 games of the season after undergoing surgery on his right thumb to repair the ulnar collateral ligament. He returned in August but struggled, posting a 7.04 ERA in 15 1/3 innings through the end of the season.

In 2013, he started off strong but went on the disabled list in late April with a strained right biceps. In mid-July, he went on the shelf again, then underwent surgery on the 24th to repair the labrum and capsule in his right shoulder. He won’t be ready for the start of the 2014 regular season, but he is expected to return by mid-season.