Red Sox sign Bailey

Closer Andrew Bailey pitches against the Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Sep. 23, 2011. (ALEX...

Closer Andrew Bailey pitches against the Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Sep. 23, 2011. (ALEX GALLARDO/Reuters)

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BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox signed pitcher Andrew Bailey to a one-year contract on Wednesday, thereby avoiding arbitration.

Bailey was acquired by the Red Sox from the Oakland Athletics on December 28. Last season, the right-hander went 0-4 with a 3.24 earned run average but converted 24-of-26 save opportunities.

A sixth round draft pick of the A's in 2006, Bailey is 7-10 with a 2.07 ERA and 75 saves in 157 appearances over three major league seasons.


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