Andrew Bailey Confident About Making Transition From Closer to Setup Role (Video)

Last season was a frustrating one for Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey.

After two All-Star seasons in Oakland, Bailey was expected to take over as Boston’s new closer in 2012 until a thumb injury forced him out until August and limited him to just 15.1 innings all season. Though the Sox’ closer spot is now held by newcomer Joel Hanrahan, Bailey comes into this season fully healthy and ready to prove himself as a setup man.

The right-hander sat down with NESN’s Tom Caron and Peter Gammons on Red Sox Live From Fort Myers to discuss his transition and the excitement he feels to finally be back at 100 percent. Check it out in the video above.