Some Red Sox fans were puzzled to see Joel Hanrahan enter in the ninth inning Thursday night instead of closer Andrew Bailey. Sox manager John Farrell had elected to stick with Bailey at the back of the bullpen when Hanrahan returned from a hamstring injury earlier this week.
The situation was nothing to be alarmed about, however, as Bailey explained that the skipper had given him the night off due to some mild discomfort in his arm. “Mild” is the key word, the closer insisted, calling the injury “nothing crazy” and assuring the assembled media that he will be just fine within a couple of days.
Hear more of what Bailey had to say in the video above.