Report: Sox, Jenks working on contract settlement

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Report: Sox, Jenks working on contract settlement

The Bobby Jenks experiment has, in a word, been disastrous. It might all be coming to an official end soon though.

Signed to a two-year, 12 million contract prior to the 2011 offseason, Jenks has pitched in just 19 games for Boston, going 2-2 with a 6.32 ERA in that time.

Now, the Sox are reportedly negotiating a contract settlement that will end tied with the two sides, according to the Boston Globe.

Jenks has hit the DL three times in his Sox career, had two surgeries on his back -- the second one fixing the first -- and was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a car accident during Spring Training this season.

Some thought that Jenks was originally brought in to put some heat on Jonathan Papelbon in the closer's role, and provide a backup plan for that position. All it's become, though, is just another failed free-agent signing.

Sandoval 'starting from scratch' after career had 'fallen into an abyss'

Sandoval 'starting from scratch' after career had 'fallen into an abyss'

The Pablo Sandoval redemption tour is underway as the former World Series MVP tries to revive his career after two disastrous seasons with the Red Sox organization.

In an interview with ESPN Deportes, he admits to being “complacent” during his first two seasons in Boston after signing a five-year, $95 million deal. 

"My career had fallen into an abyss because I was so complacent with things that I had already accomplished," Sandoval said. "I did not work hard in order to achieve more and to remain at the level of the player that I am and that I can be."

After dealing Travis Shaw to the Brewers, Sandoval is expected to be the Red Sox primary third baseman in 2017.

"I am not taking anything for granted," he said. "I am here to work hard. I'm not thinking about the position or not. I am starting from scratch, and I am here to show what I can do on the field."

The 30-year-old says he’s following a “really strict routine” this offseason, and it shows. In a recent photo, Sandoval appears noticeably thinner. Sandoval says his wife giving birth to “Baby Panda” has served as inspiration.

"Watching 'Baby Panda' grow up and that he gets the opportunity to see his father play in the majors for seven, eight more years, to get back to the success I had, that's my motivation every day," Sandoval said. "The people that I surround myself with now and my family, they are the key to my success. This has been a life lesson."

Tanguay: Could Red Sox ownership be going for it now, then sell the team?

Tanguay: Could Red Sox ownership be going for it now, then sell the team?

Could John Henry sell ownership of the Boston Red Sox anytime soon, or does he want to keep winning?  Shaughnessy, Merloni, and Tanguay debate.