Report: Sox, Jenks working on contract settlement

Report: Sox, Jenks working on contract settlement
June 14, 2012, 6:43 pm
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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.