BOSTON, MA - MAY 01: Bobby Jenks #52 of the Boston Red Sox grabs the bag after he walked in a run in the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners on May 1, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bobby Jenks Likely To Miss Rest Of Season For Boston Red Sox

The Bobby Jenks experiment in Boston may be over, as reports surfaced that Jenks is unlikely to pitch for the Boston Red Sox for the remainder of the 2011 season.

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Bobby Jenks Likely To Miss Rest Of Season For Boston Red Sox

The Bobby Jenks experiment in Boston may have come to an end, as reports surfaced that Jenks is unlikely to pitch for the Boston Red Sox for the remainder of the 2011 season. Jenks has not appeared in a game since July 7.

Jenks, who was scheduled to make a rehab appearance on August 27, was ill and continued to feel back pain, which forced him to sit out. Jenks apparently hasn't made enough progress to be on track for a return for the Red Sox in September or October.

"I would say the chance of Bobby pitching, we're probably past that point now," Francona said. "He just couldn't get it going this weekend and now is probably the cut-off point. We're going to get him looked at one more time and see what they decide to do. (via WEEI)

Jenks is 2-2 with a 6.32 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 19 appearances this year with Boston.

For more Boston Red Sox coverage, visit our team page and blog, Over The Monster.

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Bobby Jenks Placed On 15-Day DL; Luis Exposito Called Up From Pawtucket

Boston Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks has been placed on the 15-day disabled list following his MRI results on Tuesday, according to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe

In a corresponding move, the Red Sox have called up catcher Luis Exposito from AAA-Pawtucket.

Luis Exposito has been called up from Class AAA Pawtucket and Bobby Jenks was placed on the 15-day disabled listless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

 

The move to call up Exposito is a result of Jarrod Saltalamacchia's illness. Jason Varitek is playing in place of Saltalamacchia on Wednesday night, catching Tim Wakefield

Jenks is 2-2 with a 6.57 ERA, 14 strikeouts and 11 walks in 15 games this season.

For more Boston Red Sox coverage, visit our team blog, Over The Monster.

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