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Red Sox place Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler on disabled list

May 5, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

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Bobby Jenks was unavailable to pitch in last night’s marathon loss to the Angels because of a forearm injury, so not surprisingly Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox have placed him on the disabled list prior to this afternoon’s game.

Dan Wheeler joins Jenks in heading to the DL, which allows Boston to add a pair of much-needed fresh arms in left-hander Rich Hill and right-hander Scott Atchison.

Josh Beckett exited last night’s game after just 4.1 innings because of a rain delay and then seven different relievers (including Daisuke Matsuzaka) combined to work 8.2 innings and throw 157 pitches.

Jenks (9.35 ERA) and Wheeler (11.32 ERA) have both struggled in their first month with the Red Sox after signing as free agents this offseason.

  1. purdueman - May 5, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    As a White Sox fan, I was relieved (no pun intended), to see the White Sox let Jenks walk this past offseason. His off the field headaches were more of a distraction last season than he was worth, and now that he’s hit 30 he seems to be always coming down with one malady or another.

    Last season it was his hip, then his arm, then a hangnail… good luck with that, Boston, especially since now that he’s hitting the DH he’ll have plenty of time to start hitting the old bottle again too!

  2. BC - May 5, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that Jenks sprained his forearm at the buffet table?

  3. bigharold - May 5, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Yet another example of the best pitching staff in the AL East.

  4. aceshigh11 - May 5, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Another sterling addition to the ongoing “Theo Epstein Reclamation Saga.”

    • purdueman - May 5, 2011 at 2:10 PM

      You know there was a reason that after last years All Star break that White Sox fans started referring to him as: “Bobby STINKS!”.

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