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It’s about time. The Red Sox have officially released reliever Bobby Jenks after reaching a contract termination settlement.
Jenks signed a 2 year, $12 million contract with the Red Sox in the 2010 offseason. He was awful in 2011, recording a 6.32 ERA and a 2.23 WHIP in 15.2 innings of work. He was injured for most of the year and had yet to pitch for the Red Sox this year.
He had multiple back operations during the 2011 offseason and hasn’t recovered yet.
Jenks was ticketed for driving under the influence during Spring Training this year. He told the officers that he had taken too many muscle relaxants. Nice try buddy.
It’ll be great to see him gone to say the least. And Bobby Jenks, it’s never a good sign when the best moment of your Red Sox career was the day you were released by them.
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Jon Lester took the mound for the Sox in hopes of evening the series. He did his job, unfortunately he saw the usually reliable bullpen let him down when Alfredo Aceves blew his 4th save of the season. Ugh.
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The Red Sox got the upper hand on the Mariners on Sunday, beating them 2-1 in 10 innings, but it came at the cost of another injury. Will Middlebrooks left the game after hurting his left hamstring while stealing second base in the ninth inning, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports. The injury could sideline Middlebrooks for a bit if it is a tear or worse. With Kevin Youkilis...
Sometimes, you just gotta let loose. That's what NESN announcers Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy did after the Red Sox' loss to Oakland on Monday night, and luckily for us the cameras were rolling. You could say that they were dancing, but that's a very liberal definition of the word. In any case, it's awesome, so check out the latest hijinks from the two in the animation below.
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– The Boston Red Sox parted ways with right handed pitcher Bobby Jenks according to Craig Calcaterra of NBCSports.com. Calcaterra adds that both parts “reached a contract termination settlement.” Jenks, 31, hasn't pitched in 2012 yet. In 2011 he went 2-2 with a 6.32 ERA, 0.6 HR/9, 7.5 BB/9 and 9.8 SO/9 in 15.2 innings with the Red Sox.
– The Chicago White Sox released...
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The New York Yankees have claimed former outfielder Darnell McDonald off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
McDonald was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Saturday. He will join the Yankees on Friday for the start of a four-game series at Fenway Park.
McDonald appeared in 38 games and hit .214 with two homers and nine RBIs. The Yankees will make a corresponding 25-man roster...
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Happy 4th of July Everyone! I hope you are able to enjoy this holiday and celebrate all that is wonderful about the US of A including our national past time....baseball! Go Red Sox!
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Friday, July 6 @ 7:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (8-7, 3.17) vs Josh Beckett, RHP (4-7, 4.06)
TV: NESN, YES, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, July 7 @ 12:35 PM
Phil Hughes, RHP (9-6, 4.29) vs Franklin Morales, LHP (1-1, 2.51)
TV: NESN, YES, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio...
The New York Yankees claimed outfielder Darnell McDonald off waivers from the Boston Red Sox according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger. The Red Sox designated McDonald for assignment last weekend.
McDonald was hitting .214/.309/.369 while smacking 2 homeruns and driving in 9 runs. His career year came in 2010 when he hit .270/.336/.429 in 319 at-bats.
In a related move, the Yankees...