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Bobby Jenks out "at least a few games and possibly more" with forearm tightness

Sep 9, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

Chicago’s bullpen may never be at full strength.
Last week the White Sox welcomed Matt Thornton back from the disabled list and today they activated J.J. Putz off the shelf, but now Bobby Jenks has a strained forearm and Doug Padilla of reports that he’ll be unavailable for “at least a few games and possibly more.”
“Well, there’s something going on,” pitching coach Don Cooper told Padilla. “We are not sure what it is. He tried to throw last night and didn’t feel too good.”
Last month Jenks threw three innings in a game for the first time since 2005 after previously being limited to one-inning appearances all season, but when asked about that possibly being a factor manager Ozzie Guillen replied: “I can’t say we overused him, he wanted to be out there for the team.”

  1. minnesconsin_ad - Sep 9, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    ozzie doesn’t get it, at all. if any pitcher doesn’t want to be “out there for the team,” regardless of the circumstances, they don’t belong on the team. that competitive fire is a prerequisite. it’s the manager’s job to take the ball from him when it’s in the best interest of his health (and really, better for the team in the not-so-longterm.)

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