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Boston Red Sox Catching Prospect Jon Denney Arrested

Well it would not be Spring Training for the Boston Red Sox unless one of their players got arrested. In 2012 it was Bobby Jenks, last year it was Drake Britton, and this year they got Jon Denney. Denney, 19, was the Red Sox third round pick in the 2013 MLB Draft and signed for an $875,000 signing bonus. According to police, Denney was driving with a suspended license meaning that...
Via CLNS Radio
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Jenks talks about his painkiller addiction, near death experience

Bobby Jenks is best remembered as the rookie closer on the 2005 Chicago White Sox World Series championship team. Jenks has the third most saves in White Sox history, and was often clocked above 100 mph on his pitches. Bobby Jenks once registered 102 m.p.h. during a 2009 game at Safeco Field. However, the life of Bobby Jenks off the field is an even more interesting and compelling...
Via The Sports Bank
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Jenks: ‘I Literally Was Close To Death’

Bobby Jenks said recently that he hopes to someday pitch in the majors again. If the former Chicago White Sox closer accomplishes his goal, it’ll mark a comeback of epic proportions. Jenks, who last pitched in the majors with the Boston Red Sox in 2011, told CSNChicago.com over the weekend that things got pretty serious as he battled depression and an addiction to pain medication...
Via NESN.com
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks: 'I literally was close to death'

Bobby Jenks has seen the top. But until recently very few knew he’s seen the bottom too. Being one of many heroes on the 2005 White Sox team that ended an 88-year World Series drought, the former closer was back at SoxFest this weekend as an invitee of the team. Open, honest and forthcoming, Jenks shared the personal struggles he’s been through since leaving the White Sox...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Jenks: Boston Red Sox Tenure A ‘Disaster,’ MLB Career ‘Unfinished’

Bobby Jenks was knocked down, not knocked out. Jenks, the former Chicago White Sox closer who earned All-Star selections in 2006 and 2007, saw his career — and life — spiral out of control after joining the Boston Red Sox prior to the 2011 season. The burly right-hander isn’t ready to throw in the towel, though, and a return to the mound remains his ultimate goal. “Mentally...
Via NESN.com
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Back on Track: Bobby Jenks seeks return to the mound

Albert Yau via Wikimedia CommonsIn the 2 1/2 years since his last pitch in a big league uniform, Bobby Jenks has survived just about every physical and mental trial one could possibly endure. From three back surgeries, a life-threatening spinal infection, a divorce, an addiction to painkillers, alcohol abuse, and depression. The right-hander has emerged out of a cocoon of misery...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ill-Fated Bobby Jenks Wants To Return To MLB

You've probably forgotten all about him. Bobby Jenks—once thought to be an 'answer' in the Red Sox bullpen—wants to make a comeback to The Show. It's easy to make fun of Jenks and his disastrous stay in Boston, but he has endured a raft of bad luck over the last several years. First, the back issues that arose with the Red Sox ballooned into life-threatening spinal...
Via FenwayNation
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Koji is human?

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Apparently Koji Uehara is human. The Japanese right-hander had been nearly infallible in the second half of this season.  Until the ninth inning against the Orioles Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Uehara entered...
Via Ted's Army
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Jenks was in rehab when the Sox released him

Reliving pitcher Bobby Jenks has apparently had troubles regarding drugs and alcohol for years, according to an ESPN article. The struggles continued throughout his career, even if he didn't let many people. According to CBS.Sports.com however, Jenks was in the middle of a 45-day rehab stint when the Red Sox decided to terminate his contract. The rehabilitation came after...
Via RedSoxLife
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel Will Probably Use His First Cell Phone This Year

If you've never seen the video of Ozzie Guillen signaling for his closer, Bobby Jenks, in the 2005 playoffs, it's certainly worth a search. When issues arose with the bullpen phone, Guillen made giant circular motions with his hands to signal the big righty to the mound. Without those issues,...
Via Philliedelphia
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Bobby Jenks’ contract is terminated in Boston

The career of Bobby Jenks got off on the wrong foot when the right-hander was not allowed to play a lot of high school baseball due to his poor academic performance. Book ending that and his release today from the Boston Red Sox has been good times, bad times and more than a couple of [...]
Via Next Level Sports Network
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox release Bobby Jenks- White Sox release Will Ohman

– 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...
Via PRO Rumors
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Dice-K to DL, Jenks Released and More

Daisuke Matsuzaka is going on the 15-Day DL with trapezius muscle tightness.  Infielder Mauro Gomez has been called up from Pawtucket to take the roster spot with Will Middlebrooks out of the lineup again tonight. Bobby Jenks has been placed on unconditional release waivers.  Jenks has been injured all season and the DUI during spring training did not help much either. Justin...
Via Fenway West
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Jenks’ contract is terminated in Boston.

The career of Bobby Jenks got off on the wrong foot when the right-hander was not allowed to play a lot of high school baseball due to his poor academic performance. Book ending that and his release today from the Boston Red Sox has been good times, bad times and more than a couple of rowdy moments. To read this feature, please click the link below.
Via Players View
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Evening Red Sox Delight - 7/3

After falling 6-1 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to even up their three-game set tonight with the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. First pitch is scheduled for 10:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Athletics television market, you can catch the game on CSN California.  If you can't catch the television...
Via Sox and Dawgs
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

BP Unfiltered: $12M Goes A Long Way These Days by Jason Collette

#RedSox have released Bobby Jenks and reached a deal to terminate his contract. — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 3, 2012   Thus ends the brief stay of Bobby Jenks filling out a Boston Red Sox uniform.  That breaks down to $631,579 each time he waddled in from the bullpen, $765,795 per inning worked, and $40,816 per each of the 294 pitches he threw. His per pitch pay...
Via Baseball Prospectus
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox release Bobby Jenks

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...
Via Bloody Sox
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Release Bobby Jenks, Ending Disappointing Chapter in Right-Hander's Career

The Bobby Jenks experiment in Boston is one that will not be remembered kindly, if it's remembered at all. The Red Sox put an end to the relationship on Tuesday afternoon when it announced that it had released the right-hander. Jenks was placed on unconditional release waivers. The 31-year-old reliever battled injury off-the-field problems throughout his brief stint with the...
Via NESN.com
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Matsuzaka put on DL; Jenks released

Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka is going to get more time for his recurring stiff neck to settle down and heal -- manager Bobby Valentine hopes for good this time. Dice-K was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, a day after the right-hander allowed five runs in one-plus inning and failed to retire a batter in the second inning of a 6-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics. The...
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox trying to buy out Bobby Jenks

About time. According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox and Bobby Jenks are trying to reach an agreement on a buyout of Jenks’s contract. The Red Sox and Jenks signed a 2 year, $12 million contract during the 2010 offseason and they’ve come to regret the deal mightily. In 2011, Jenks had an ERA of 6.32 and a WHIP of 2.23 in 15.2 innings of work before getting injured. During...
Via Bloody Sox
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Globe: Sox to buy out Bobby Jenks

A peculiar story from Nick Cafardo this afternoon: The Sox and Bobby Jenks are working on a contract settlement. Of course, Jenks wasn't going to pitch for the team again anyway. After his DUI in March, not to mention his major back surgery, his Red Sox career was done. But I'm a little surprised to see that there will be a buyout.  What grounds do the Red Sox have?...
Via Ted's Army
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox P Bobby Jenks issues apology

Last week, Boston Red Sox RP Bobby Jenks was arrested in Fort Myers, Florida and charged with three counts of DUI and property damage. Fort Myers is home to the Spring Training facility for the Boston Red Sox. On Sunday, the relief pitcher issued a statement, apologizing for his actions last week. “I am embarrassed by the situation and apologize to my teammates...
Via hardballchat.com
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

No Smell of Beer or Chicken on the Breath of Bobby Jenks

DATELINE: HUMOR! Bobby Jenks apologized to the Red Sox organization and his teammates for his deplorable overindulgence and bad judgment. He stated how he did not have a sip of alcohol. Police acknowledged that they found neither beer, nor chicken wings, in his car when they stopped him. His DUI was not alcohol based. His vehicular crimes were...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB DUI Epidemic Continues

Add pitchers Matt Bush of the Tampa Bay Rays and Bobby Jenks of the Boston Red Sox to the list of idiots that have decided to drive drunk. I guarantee there are many other MLB players that are doing the same thing on a regular basis, but are going uncaught. It's just dumb. They make tons of money. Call a f'n cab. There is no excuse for driving under the influence of...
Via More Hardball
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox P Jenks apologizes for DUI arrest

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Bobby Jenks apologized Sunday for his arrest Friday on muliple charges of driving under the influence.Jenks was arrested at 12:24 a.m. by the Lee County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office and charged with one count of driving under the influence and three counts of DUI and damage to property.“I am embarrassed by the situation and apologize to my teammates...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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