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.
Things escalated very quickly during a Division III game in Nashua, New Hampshire on Saturday as two members of the Daniel Webster College men’s basketball team were arrested for their part in an on-court brawl.
Daniel Webster was playing conference rival Southern Vermont College when Daniel Webster guard Marquise Caudill threw a punch at an opposing player, stomped on him and then incited a brawl with 14:34 left in the second half.
A brief YouTube video of the beginnings of the fight was posted by D3Hoops.com:
Caudill was one of two Daniel Webster players arrested in the fight as the Associated Press reported that it took 25 police officers to restore order after the fight. Southern Vermont was awarded a win via forfeit as the final score was officially 2-0.
The 22-year-old Caudill is being held on $50,000 cash bail on the charges of assault, criminal threatening and disorderly conduct.
Caudill’s teammate, 23-year-old Antwaun Boyd, was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct as he was released after bail was posted.
One other person was also arrested in the incident as 43-year-old Elizabeth Morris was charged in connection with the disturbance. She also posted bail and was released.
Perhaps the craziest side note about this brawl is that this was the final home regular season game for Daniel Webster College, as the school is shutting down at the end of the year. This was also Daniel Webster’s only home loss of the season as this incident has cast a black cloud over what should have been a memorable final home game for the school.