Andrew Bailey said the right thumb injury that will cost him much of this season left him angry because of its random nature, but has not diminished his will to help the Red Sox return to the postseason.

The righthander had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb and will not return until after the All-Star break.

The news was crushing when Bailey heard it.

"I went through the phases of being frustrated and all that kind of stuff,'' Bailey said during a conference call. "It is what it is and I've got to deal with it. I can't pitch with it.''