ARLINGTON, Texas — Red Sox manager John Farrell said before batting practice on Saturday that Andrew Bailey would be available for the game. That changed an hour later after Bailey did some throwing.
The righthander felt continued discomfort in his bicep and was not cleared to pitch. A team doctor will examine Bailey on Monday in Boston. He has not pitched since last Sunday.
Bailey was concerned that after feeling good on Friday, there was more discomfort.
“I went out, and played catch normally and I guess it’s not ready yet,” Bailey said after a 5-1 loss against the Rangers. “I’m very frustrated, got a lot of different notions. Just have to wake up tomorrow and see how it goes.
“Yesterday it was good, and we wanted to give it another day to make sure and today, it just wasn’t ready.”
Farrell and GM Ben Cherington do not believe that Bailey re-injured his arm.
“It wasn’t maybe as improved as we had hoped,” Farrell said. “We determined he wasn’t going to be available just to give it another day of rest.”