Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Former Red Sox Closer Andrew Bailey Retires At Age 33

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We should all be so lucky as to retire financially secure at the age of 33. That's what former Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey just did—while also announcing he will join the Angels coaching staff. Said Bailey in a statement on Instagram: "Thank you to the A’s, Red Sox, Yankees, Phillies and Angels organizations for believing in me, allowing me the opportunity to play the game and realizing my childhood dream. Thank you to all of my incredible teammates along the way who helped me and inspired me. Thank you to the coaches and coordinators who pushed me and taught me the game. Thank you to the countless athletic trainers, PT’s, strength coaches, surgeons and therapists who helped me through a long list of injuries." His two seasons in Boston were riddled with injuries, allowing him to hurl just 44 innings in Carmine Hose. He delivered a 4.91 ERA and just 14 saves over that span. Bailey was the Rookie Of The Year for the A's in 2009, and came to Boston in the 2011 trade that sent Josh Reddick to the Bay Area.