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Red Sox Ink Bobby Jenks to 2-yr $12M Deal PDF Print E-mail
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Free Agency, Trades, and Signings
Written by Joe Tetreault   
Thursday, 16 December 2010 15:11

Bobby Jenks is heading to Boston, at least that is what Buster Olney of ESPN has heard. He's set to receive $12 million guaranteed over the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He had spent the entirety of his career with the White Sox until the club elected to non-tender the big closer in November.
According to speculation, Jenks was assured a shot at the closing job in Boston in the event that Jonathan Papelbon leaves via free agency after the 2011 season, or is traded prior to the end of the coming season. In the meantime he will set up Papelbon, who remains the closer in Boston.  Daniel Bard was Papelbon's primary set up man in 2010, and was seen the likely successor to Papelbon.
Jenks was hampered by injuries in 2010, and turned in one of his worst seasons as a professional. Even so, he recorded 61 strikeouts in 52.2 innings pitched, some of the best strikeout numbers of his career.  He was able to convert 27 or 31 of his save opportunities.  His 4.44 ERA was the worst of his career.

Joe TetreaultJoe Tetreault is Managing Editor of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He can be contacted here through The Biz of Baseball

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