Boston Red Sox
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Name  Bobby Jenks
Born  3/14/1981
Height  6-4
Weight  275
Number  52
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
3/23/2012 4:17:00 PM
Description: Bobby Jenks was arrested on DUI charges early Friday morning and is scheduled to appear in court April 9th. Jenks will face several other misdemeanors relating to property damage and leaving the scene of a crash.
Insight: Jenks was going to be out until mid-season anyway after offseason back surgery but getting arrested is never good. Jenks blamed his erratic driving on his use of muscle relaxers. We wouldn't expect Jenks to be back in the majors any time soon.
12/16/2010 3:38:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox have signed Bobby Jenks to a two-year $12 million deal. SOURCE: BOSTON GLOBE
Insight: Interesting. We still expect Boston to keep Papelbon but it was widely known that Jenks wanted a chance to close. Boston now has multiple closer options if they need them.
12/2/2010 7:04:00 PM
Description: The White Sox have non-tendered Jenks.
Insight: Jenks now becomes a free agent, and should have little trouble finding suitors on the open market even though he is no longer an elite closer. (
12/2/2010 4:43:00 PM
Description: The White Sox will not offer a contract to closer Bobby Jenks. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Jenks only has value if he is getting saves, so watch to see if he signs somewhere where he can have a chance to close.
10/5/2010 9:47:00 AM
Description: White Sox general manager Ken Williams indicated that RP Bobby Jenks' return seem less likely and put the right-hander on the list of possible non-tender candidates. SOURCE:
Insight: THe White Sox have plenty of options in their pen so letting Jenks go seems highly likely.
9/20/2010 4:03:00 PM
Description: The Chicago Sun Times reports White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Jenks (forearm) could miss the rest of the season.
Insight: Jenks has not pitched since September 4, so with the White Sox falling out of playoff contention they may just shut their closer down. (
9/20/2010 4:35:00 AM
Description: The White Sox aren't sure if Bobby Jenks will make their road trip this week and when he will pitch again. He is bothered by a sore forearm.
Insight: He should be out of all lineups. Meanwhile, Matt Thornton can be used in deep leagues for this week.
9/17/2010 10:03:00 PM
Description: reports Jenks (forearm) is not expected to be available by Monday as originally hoped.
Insight: Jenks has not pitched since September 4, and there's a real chance he will not pitch again this season. (
9/15/2010 10:04:00 AM
Description: reports White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Jenks (forearm) is not expected to return any time soon.
Insight: In Jenks' absence, the White Sox have a lot of options for saves, including Matt Thornton, Chris Sale and J.J. Putz. (
9/14/2010 7:07:00 PM
Description: Bobby Jenks is unavailable tonight because of a forearm injury. SOURCE: MARK GONZALEZ ON TWITTER
Insight: Matt Thornton is likely to get any save chances that arise in the next few days.
9/10/2010 11:05:00 PM
Description:'s Scott Merkin reports, via Twitter, that Jenks (forearm) will not be able to pitch until the muscle in his forearm improves.
Insight: In Jenks' absence, Matt Thornton and J.J. Putz could get save opportunities for the White Sox. (
9/9/2010 1:05:00 PM
Description:'s Scott Merkin reports, via Twitter, that Jenks (forearm) is unavailable for Thursday's game due to forearm soreness.
Insight: Jenks is expected to return to action on Friday. (
9/9/2010 11:05:00 AM
Description: Bobby Jenks is unavailable for today's game due to forearm soreness. SOURCE: Scott Merkin on Twitter
Insight: Jenks has not been very reliable this season and this injury could prove significant. Even if he pitches again soon, he probably won't be in the closer role, so take that into consideration.
9/5/2010 6:06:00 AM
Description: Bobby Jenks picked up saves in both games of a double-header yesterday.
Insight: It is rare to see a pitcher used twice in a day but the White Sox are desperate to stay in the race and have a thin bullpen right now. Expect Jenks to get all save chances in September.
9/1/2010 2:01:00 PM
Description: Jenks got his 25th save of the season on Tuesday night against the Indians.
Insight: Jenks also has a 4.65 ERA this season. (
8/25/2010 6:38:00 AM
Description: J.J. Putz (knee) and Matt Thornton (forearm) are both expected to be placed on the DL. SOURCE: CST SOX ON TWITTER
Insight: It's a huge loss for the White Sox, as they might really struggle in the late innings. For fantasy owners, it clears up the bullpen picture - it's Bobby Jenks or bust for now!
8/25/2010 1:01:00 AM
Description: Jenks picked up his 24th save of the season on Tuesday night against Baltimore.
Insight: Jenks is now 24-for-27 in save opportunities along with a 4.40 ERA this season. (
8/23/2010 10:40:00 AM
Description: Jenks pitched three innings on Sunday against Kansas City.
Insight: Jenks' back issue does not appear to be an issue, as last for now. (
8/17/2010 11:53:00 PM
Description: The Chicago Tribune reports Jenks (back) said he expects to be available to pitch on Wednesday.
Insight: Jenks looks unlikely to go on the disabled list now. (
8/16/2010 12:37:00 PM
Description: Jenks (back) did not appear at all this past weekend against Detroit.
Insight: The White Sox are apparently going to wait one more day before deciding if they will place Jenks on the disabled list. J.J. Putz blew a save on Sunday, so Matt Thornton may be next in line to close games if Jenks is shut down. (