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.