Andrew Bailey was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday and made his Red Sox debut in the bottom of the eighth inning of the 7-1 loss to the Orioles. He faced two batters, walking the first and striking out the second.

He was glad to get his feet wet in a situation where the game wasn't exactly on the line.

"It's been way too long," said Bailey, who fanned 10 in six minor-league rehab appearances prior to his activation. "Everything felt good and the ball was coming out [of my hand] good. I'll just stay ready when the phone rings. I have no expectations and we're in a situation where we just need to win ballgames."