Red Sox RHP Bailey goes on 15-day DL

The Boston Red Sox have placed reliever Andrew Bailey on the

15-day disabled list because of strained right biceps.

Boston activated lefty reliever Craig Breslow from the DL on

Monday.

The 28-year-old Bailey started the season as the setup man, but

was elevated to the closer’s role when Joel Hanrahan went on the DL

in April with a strained right hamstring.

Bailey was 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA and five saves in 13 games before

going on the disabled list.

Bailey missed most of last season after having surgery on his

right thumb during spring training. The right-hander also missed a

large portion of the 2011 and 2010 seasons when he was with Oakland

because of injuries.

Breslow started the season on the DL with shoulder

tendinitis.