Andrew Bailey likely to return to A’s on Sunday or Monday
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle brings word that A’s closer Andrew Bailey has arrived in Oakland and is likely to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on either Sunday or Monday.
Bailey threw 13 pitches in a one-inning rehab appearance Friday evening at Triple-A Sacramento. He allowed two hits but zero runs.
The 26-year-old righty has not pitched in a major league game yet this season because of a forearm strain that he suffered in the middle of March.
Brian Fuentes has saved nine games in Bailey’s absence, but hasn’t exactly been the most reliable option for the last-place Athletics. He’s sporting a 1-7 record, 5.06 ERA and 1.41 WHIP through his first 21 1/3 innings this season.