Andrew Bailey Saves First Game; Ziegler Still Out

Todd Farino@truegurufarinoCorrespondent IMay 9, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 07:  Andrew Bailey #40 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Texas Rangers during a Major League Baseball game on May 7, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Andrew Bailey threw two perfect innings in relief to record his first save of the season.

Bailey stayed in for the ninth as Brad Ziegler is still recovering from his bout with the flu.

Reports said that Brad Ziegler lost up to eight pounds and should be ready to pitch by Monday.
That being said, we expect the A's to give Ziegler another 5-7 days before sliding him into the closer role.
It could be longer depending on Ziegler's performances.
Andrew Bailey is available in over 60 percent of the leagues, but he's getting picked up quickly. He should get a few save chances and you never know, he could get the job.
I doubt that he will take the job from Ziegler, but he's worth a roster spot if you need saves.