Boston Red Sox injured closer Andrew Bailey's recovery continues. Bailey is now throwing from the mound in bullpen sessions. According to a report, Bailey threw all of his pitches and 25 total pitches from the mound (via Brian McPherson).
During Spring Training, Bailey injured the ulnar collateral ligament of his right hand. He needed surgery to repair it. When the injury occurred in April, it was not projected to end Bailey's season before it began.
Bailey was acquired in the offseason in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. For Oakland, Bailey posted a 2.07 ERA and converted 75 of 84 career save opportunities. Bailey is 7-10 for his career and has struck out 174 batters in 174 innings while only walking 49 batters.
There was no word from Boston about when Bailey's rehab assignment will take place.