FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey is headed back to Boston tomorrow to have his right thumb examined, manager Bobby Valentine said.
Valentine offered little information otherwise. He did not know how Bailey was injured and he did not characterize the injury.
He did say Bailey pitched in a minor league game on Wednesday with the injury. Bailey has not pitched since and is not scheduled to pitch in the remaining two spring training games.
It is not clear if Bailey will be placed on the disabled list. But given his recent lack of activity, that would seem likely.
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said the team was waiting to get the results of the exam before discussing Bailey’s condition.