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The Evil Empire has signed former Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey to a minor league deal—loaded with incentive clauses. Baily is recovering from surgery and might be available at mid-season. The deal was first reported by ESPN.com's Buster Olney. Bailey pitched a grand total of 44 innings in two seasons in Boston—but did pitch decently last year when he was healthy. Clearly, The Pinstriped Posers are not all that comfortable with their post-Mariano closer options.