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Surgery to sideline Andrew Bailey 3-4 months

WASHINGTON - Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey will have reconstructive surgery on his right thumb Wednesday in Cleveland and will be out 3-4 months, the team announced Tuesday.

Bailey was examined by team doctors Monday in Boston, then by Dr. Thomas Graham Tuesday in Cleveland. Graham, who also operated on third baseman Kevin Youkilis’s right thumb and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s left thumb in 2010, is expected to perform the surgery.

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