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  1. Bobby Jenks opens up about brush with death, painkiller addiction

    Jan 26, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    Bobby Jenks helped etch his name in history as part of the 2005 world champion White Sox roster. It seemed like the sky was the limit for the right-hander, who struck out 50 and unintentionally walked 12 in 39 1/3 innings in 2005, his rookie campaign. By 2009 and 2010, his effectiveness had been lost…

  2. Bobby Jenks was in rehab when the Red Sox cut ties with him last season

    Mar 30, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    Evan Drellich of MassLive.com reports that when the Red Sox and Bobby Jenks went their separate ways last July, the veteran reliever was in the middle of a 45-day stay at a luxury rehab clinic in Malibu, California. Jenks was admitted to the clinic on June 7,  nearly 10 weeks after he was arrested and…

  3. The Red Sox may be interested in Brian Wilson

    Nov 29, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

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    This is kinda thin even by hot stove standards, but there’s nothing else going on. Indeed, news is so slow that I spent a few minutes this morning creating an Aaron Gleeman “Gangnam Style” JibJab video. Wait, what? Oh, the thing: Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald says that if, as is widely assumed, the…

  4. 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…

  5. The Red Sox and Bobby Jenks are working on a contract settlement

    Jun 13, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

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    In terms of its size it’s nothing close to being the worst contract ever, but it’s harder to remember a deal where the team got less back in performance than the Red Sox have on the Bobby Jenks contract. After signing a two-year, $12 million deal, Jenks has pitched a total of fifteen and two-thirds…

  6. The Red Sox open up with $57 million on the disabled list

    Apr 4, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford

    Here’s the list: Carl Crawford – $19.5 million John Lackey – $15.25 million Daisuke Matsuzaka – $10 millon Bobby Jenks – $6 million Andrew Bailey – $3.9 million Andrew Miller – $1.04 million Rich Hill – $725,000 Ryan Kalish – approx. $480,000 Chris Carpenter – approx. $480,000 It all adds up to $57.375 million, which…

  7. Bobby Jenks on DUI: “I am embarrassed and apologize”

    Mar 25, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Red Sox right-hander Bobby Jenks issued a short written statement Sunday afternoon about his ugly Friday morning DUI arrest. Boston Herald beat writer Scott Lauber provides the text: “I am embarrassed by the situation and apologize to my teammates and to the Red Sox organization for any distractions I may have caused. I still need…

  8. Bobby Jenks: “I took too many muscle relaxers”

    Mar 23, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

    Bobby Jenks mugshot

    Kirk Minihane of WEEI has more on the Bobby Jenks DUI arrest. Seems Jenks was pulled over for driving erratically, and when questioned, he told the deputy that the “took too many muscle relaxers.” He had dilated pupils, glassy eyes and slurred speech. Then this: When Deputy Sutphin asked Jenks if he had taken anything else other than the muscle relaxers,…

  9. Bobby Jenks was arrested for DUI and hit-and-run at 4am this morning

    Mar 23, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Bobby Jenks mugshot

    Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks was arrested in Ft. Myers at 3:43 AM this morning. The charges: DUI, property damage and hit-and-run, suggesting that he crashed his car and tried to take off.  Here’s his charging report. There aren’t any big details yet. Jenks was not expected to pitch for a long, long time —…

  10. Bobby Jenks was “leaking spinal fluid” from “an error done inside” during nightmare back surgery

    Feb 23, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    Bobby Jenks was placed on the 60-day disabled list by the Red Sox earlier this week following two back surgeries and a pulmonary embolism, and today the reliever shared the details of his nightmarish offseason with Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe. Once he was recovered from the pulmonary embolism Jenks underwent spinal surgery in…

  11. Bobby Jenks may not pitch until midseason

    Feb 20, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    Bobby Valentine was asked about reliever Bobby Jenks today, and he said that Jenks — who underwent two back surgeries this offseason — will not pitch during the spring.  Rather, he expects him to be a “mid-season arrival.” Jenks, of course, was able to manage only 19 appearances last season, striking out 17 and walking…

  12. Bobby Jenks needed a second back procedure

    Jan 5, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    The Boston Globe reports that Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks — who missed most of last season with back problems and had surgery to remove bone fragments in December — needed a second surgery to deal with fluid buildup around his spine. The recover time for that, the Globe reports, is eight weeks, which means he…

  13. Mark Melancon is not enough: the Sox are still looking for relievers

    Dec 15, 2011, 9:25 AM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    The Red Sox traded for Mark Melancon this week, but Buster Olney reports that they’re not done with the pen. In fact, they’re still pursuing other relievers, including Andrew Bailey of the Athletics. No word on Ryan Madson or Darren Oliver, but those are other names that have been discussed. Makes sense. If last year…

  14. The Red Sox are going to try to get Andrew Bailey from the A’s

    Dec 6, 2011, 9:16 AM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweets that the Red Sox “will make an attempt” on A’s closer Andrew Bailey. Interesting. The Sox are down a closer, obviously. I would assume that their interest in Bailey means that they’re afraid to give the job to Daniel Bard and aren’t sold on Bobby Jenks recovering from…

  15. Bobby Jenks’ contract with Red Sox includes incentives for games finished

    Dec 22, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    General manager Theo Epstein has made it very clear that Jonathan Papelbon remains the Red Sox’s closer, but it’s worth noting that Bobby Jenks’ new two-year, $12 million deal with Boston includes $1 million in incentives each season based on games finished. According to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, Jenks can earn $200,000 for each of…

  16. UPDATE: White Sox non-tender longtime closer Bobby Jenks

    Dec 2, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    UPDATE: As expected, the White Sox have non-tendered Jenks. ========== Throughout the past year or so there’s been speculation about the White Sox non-tendering closer Bobby Jenks this offseason. He made $7.5 million in 2010 and would be in line for a raise through the arbitration process, and his performance has deteriorated to the point…

  17. Hearsay quote of the day: Johan Santana

    Feb 23, 2010, 8:57 AM EDT

    “[Koufax] told me one time that if he had my changeup back when he pitched, nobody would ever be able to hit him.” – Johan Santana, offering into evidence a statement, other than one made by the declarant, to prove the truth of the matter asserted.  But just because something is hearsay doesn’t mean it…

  18. Jenks gives up the bottle, sheds some pounds

    Feb 22, 2010, 4:58 PM EDT

    White Sox closer Bobby Jenks, whose reputation for hard partying preceded him to the majors, told MLB.com that he quit drinking over the winter and the decision has helped him lose 25 pounds. Jenks claims he was never an alcoholic, but he said he felt the need to quit cold turkey for his sake and…

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