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The Red Sox cut ties with Bobby Jenks

Jul 3, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

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They’ve been talking about parting ways, and now they have: The Red Sox announced today that have reached a contract termination settlement with Bobby Jenks and have given him his unconditional release.

It was a two-year, $12 million deal that saw Jenks pitch in 19 games, suffer a horrible back injury and then experience what may very well have been some horrible medical malpractice. Then Jenks went and got popped for drunk driving.

Now they go their separate ways. Ending those troubled times, caught between confusions and pain, pain, pain.

  1. pisano - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    What a shock, now all they need to do is cut bait with Lackey the drunk, and a few of Theo’s other losers and move on .

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      They should’ve had the doc who botched Jenks’s back surgery perform Lackey’s TJ surgery.

      • pisano - Jul 3, 2012 at 8:02 PM

        I like that mojo, it’s sad that at the end of his tenure with the Sox that Theo made such horrible signings.

    • spudatx - Jul 4, 2012 at 3:34 AM

      This hardly makes any sense to say. Lackey’s contract states that if he has some season-ending surgery (such as he has), he needs to come back at the tail end of his deal for league minimum. Even Lackey is worth that amount, plus it gives the Sox some serious cap room. Lackey may be a blight on society and the locker room, but he is hardly a guy the Sox will want to just “cut bait” with at this point.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    i am very sad to hear this news, Jenk’s should have been the redsuk’s closer. Hopefully they do the right thing and extend Dice-K and yes extend Lackey cause he has at least 10 more good years ahead of him!! We love you Lackey and Dice-K!!! Please come back ASAP

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