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July 23, 2013

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Bailey shelved

Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey will have season-ending right shoulder surgery this week.

Manager John Farrell said before Sunday night’s game against the Yankees that Bailey’s surgery will be performed by Mets team physician Dr. David Altchek on Wednesday in New York.

Bailey was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday night with a strained shoulder.

The reliever missed almost all of last season after right thumb surgery during spring training.

Buchholz to visit Dr. Andrews

Red Sox righty Clay Buchholz is planning to see Dr. James Andrews for a lingering neck strain that’s had him on the disabled list since early June.

Manager John Farrell made the announcement before last night’s game against the New York Yankees. He said the 28-year old Buchholz was expected to be on the field throwing when the team took batting practice, but he was going for a second opinion on Monday regardless of the outcome of his workout.

Buchholz was off to a tremendous start this season, going 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA before the injury.

He suffered the injury after landing awkwardly, making plays on two grounders in a game against the Los Angeles Angels on June 8.

Jagr a Devil

Jaromir Jagr turned out to be a great rental player for the Bruins in their run to the Stanley Cup, but on Monday he signed a one-year deal with the New Jersey Devils.

The 41 year old Jagr will look to reach the 700 goal mark this season as he is 19 goals shy.

Facing Suspension

The Denver Broncos, betting favorites to win the AFC, were dealt some bad news on Monday as they learned that All Pro linebacker and sack machine Von Miller is potentially facing a four game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Miller, who recorded 18.5 sacks for the Broncos in 2012, claims no wrongdoing and is appealing the suspension. Miller is the best player on the Broncos defense and one of the top pass rushers in all of the league, losing him for any period of time is a big blow to an already overrated Denver def

-Compiled by Staff and Wire Reports

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