Jenks (back) could miss start of spring training

Jenks (back) could miss start of spring training
January 5, 2012, 7:49 pm
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Bobby Jenks couldn't stay healthy in 2011, his first season with the Red Sox. And it appears as though 2012 will start out with more of the same for Jenks.

According to multiple reports, the right-handed reliever has undergone a second procedure on his back and may not be ready for the start of the spring.

The procedure reportedly came about a month after Jenks underwent surgery to remove bone fragments in his lower back.

The Boston Globe was the first to report the story.

Jenks is expected to be sidelined for about eight weeks.

Signed to a two-year, 12 million deal by the Red Sox last off-season after five years with the White Sox, Jenks appeared in just 19 games last year because of injury. In that limited time, he compiled a 6.32 ERA.