Bobby Jenks back to DL; Lefty reliever Randy Williams called up

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    Bobby Jenks back to DL; Lefty reliever Randy Williams called up

    Boston Herald:
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — For the third time in as many months, the Red Sox have placed Bobby Jenks on the disabled list.

    According to Terry Francona, Jenks experienced pain in his left mid-back area, similar to his previous injury in terms of both feeling and location, while he was warming up here last night. He is en route back to Boston, where he will be examined tomorrow evening by team medical director Dr. Tom Gill.

    To take Jenks’ place, the Red Sox have called up lefty reliever Randy Williams from Triple-A Pawtucket. And to make room for Williams on the 40-man roster, lefty Tommy Hottovy has been designated for assignment. Hottovy spent a few weeks with the Red Sox last month, compiling a 6.75 ERA in eight appearances.

    The Red Sox haven’t gotten a prolonged look at Jenks after signing him to a two-year, $12 million contract last winter. He missed 27 games in May with a right biceps strain and 17 games last month with back tightness. In 19 appearances, Jenks is 2-2 with a 6.75 ERA.

    “He’s an important part of our bullpen as a complement to (Daniel) Bard or the seventh inning, however you want to put it,” Francona said. “Fortunately, (Matt) Albers has been tremendous, (Alfredo) Aceves has been really good, too. But that other arm is a huge arm. (Jenks) is not just a thrower. He can manipulate the ball. He spins it. He’s got a good feel for the game. We just haven’t had him out there healthy, and we miss that.”

    Williams, 35, was 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA for the PawSox. In particular, he has been deadly on left-handed hitters, who were only 3-for-22 against him (.136 average). He has previous major league experience with the Mariners, Padres, Rockies and White Sox. In 90 career appearances, he’s 3-3 with a 5.74 ERA.

    “He’s been dominating left-handed hitters,” Francona said. “Velocity has been tremendous. It gives us that second lefty where we can match up. It’s kind of hard with one. Now, with the second one, that’s probably what his true calling is, matching up with lefties. We’ve wanted to get a look at him anyway. He’s kind of that guy where you send him to Triple-A and say, ‘Hey, do your job.’ Here it is.”

     
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    Re: Bobby Jenks back to DL; Lefty reliever Randy Williams called up

    I think they've gotten a good enough look at a guy who's given up almost a hit, run, and walk every inning he's pitched.
     
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    Re: Bobby Jenks back to DL; Lefty reliever Randy Williams called up

    Que OZZIE !! or his Son !!  LOL
     
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    In Response to Re: Bobby Jenks back to DL; Lefty reliever Randy Williams called up:
    [QUOTE]Theo failed to head my directive to stay away from this White Sox reject.
    Posted by billbyboy[/QUOTE]

    Theo didn't "head" it, because unlike you and I, he doesn't waste any of his valuable time reading this forum. Embarassed
     
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    In Response to Bobby Jenks back to DL; Lefty reliever Randy Williams called up:
    [QUOTE]Boston Herald: ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — For the third time in as many months, the Red Sox have placed Bobby Jenks on the disabled list. According to Terry Francona , Jenks experienced pain in his left mid-back area, similar to his previous injury in terms of both feeling and location, while he was warming up here last night. He is en route back to Boston, where he will be examined tomorrow evening by team medical director Dr. Tom Gill . To take Jenks’ place, the Red Sox have called up lefty reliever Randy Williams from Triple-A Pawtucket. And to make room for Williams on the 40-man roster, lefty Tommy Hottovy has been designated for assignment. Hottovy spent a few weeks with the Red Sox last month, compiling a 6.75 ERA in eight appearances. The Red Sox haven’t gotten a prolonged look at Jenks after signing him to a two-year, $12 million contract last winter. He missed 27 games in May with a right biceps strain and 17 games last month with back tightness. In 19 appearances, Jenks is 2-2 with a 6.75 ERA. “He’s an important part of our bullpen as a complement to ( Daniel) Bard or the seventh inning, however you want to put it,” Francona said. “Fortunately, ( Matt) Albers has been tremendous, ( Alfredo) Aceves has been really good, too. But that other arm is a huge arm. (Jenks) is not just a thrower. He can manipulate the ball. He spins it. He’s got a good feel for the game. We just haven’t had him out there healthy, and we miss that.” Williams, 35, was 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA for the PawSox. In particular, he has been deadly on left-handed hitters, who were only 3-for-22 against him (.136 average). He has previous major league experience with the Mariners, Padres, Rockies and White Sox. In 90 career appearances, he’s 3-3 with a 5.74 ERA. “He’s been dominating left-handed hitters,” Francona said. “Velocity has been tremendous. It gives us that second lefty where we can match up. It’s kind of hard with one. Now, with the second one, that’s probably what his true calling is, matching up with lefties. We’ve wanted to get a look at him anyway. He’s kind of that guy where you send him to Triple-A and say, ‘Hey, do your job.’ Here it is.”
    Posted by fir.eballer58[/QUOTE]

    Good we need a lefty so hopefully he can do something to help our cause.  Not a good year for our staff so far.
     
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    In Response to Re: Bobby Jenks back to DL; Lefty reliever Randy Williams called up:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bobby Jenks back to DL; Lefty reliever Randy Williams called up : Theo didn't "head" it, because unlike you and I, he doesn't waste any of his valuable time reading this forum.
    Posted by devildavid[/QUOTE]

     He didn't have to read this forum, It was all over the News the way Ozzie felt about Jenks !! Ihave always like Ozzie's candor and maybe now People will start taking him more seriously
     
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    In Response to Re: Bobby Jenks back to DL; Lefty reliever Randy Williams called up:
    [QUOTE]Theo failed to heed my directive to stay away from this White Sox reject.
    Posted by billbyboy[/QUOTE]

    Like the Wheeler signing...
     
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