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December 30, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Bailey signs with Diamondbacks


Jeff Bailey, a member of the Red Sox organization for the past six seasons, has signed as a minor league free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 31-year-old right-handed hitter had a very successful 2008 campaign with Pawtucket when he was named the International League MVP, in addition to being named the SoxProspects.com Minor League Player of the Week three times. Bailey hit .301/.405/.562 that season with 25 home runs and 75 RBI.

Bailey was originally selected by Florida in the second round of the 1997 draft, signing with the Red Sox as a minor league free agent in 2003. In three short major league stints with Boston, Bailey hit .228/.340/.434 in 56 games. His minor league career has spanned thirteen seasons between the Marlins, Expos and Red Sox organizations, during which time he has complied a .268/.368/.454 line with 164 home runs and 668 RBI in 1174 games played.

 
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