December 16, 2010
Bobby Jenks Signs with the Red Sox
Bobby Jenks changes his Sox!
Just when the baseball world thought the Boston Red Sox had already had a successful offseason...they sign flamethrowing closer Bobby Jenks to (according to ESPN's Buster Olney) two-year, $12 million deal.
The 29-year-old had an off year in 2010, going 1-3 with a 4.44 ERA. The righty converted on 27 of 32 save opportunities and struck out 61 in 52 2/3 innings pitched. He was non-tendered by the Chicago White Sox on December 3.
This move gives the Red Sox three potential closers in Jenks, Jonathan Papelbon and Daniel Bard.
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