(BOSTON) — The Boston Red Sox might have a serious problem on their hands when it comes to the back-end of their bullpen. They placed closer Andrew Bailey on the disabled list, and fellow closer Joel Hanrahan injured himself on Monday.
Bailey is suffering from right biceps inflammation and his DL stint will be postdated to April 29, making him eligible to return on May 14. An MRI confirmed that Bailey was indeed injured, but showed no “structural changes or damage.”
“It confirmed the training staff’s findings and what Andrew was feeling,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said, “which should give him some peace of mind.”
Meanwhile, Hanrahan was supposed to replace Bailey as the closer, but he left Monday night’s game in the ninth inning with a forearm strain, according to Farrell. Hanrahan blew his second save in six opportunities, and struggled the regain his All-Star form.
It is unknown right now if Hanrahan will need to be put back on the DL. He previously spent time on the disabled list this season because of a hamstring strain.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN