Former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks arrested for DUI, hit-and-run
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Former Chicago White Sox closer and current Boston Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks was arrested in Ft. Myers, Fla., at 3:43 a.m., Friday, March 23.
The 248-pound pitcher, who is currently on the 60-day disabled list, was charged with driving under the influence, property damage and hit-and-run. Click here to view his charging report.
Jenks, 31, who spent six seasons on the South Side with the White Sox, was a key part of the 2005 World Series championship team. As a rookie that season, he registered two saves in the World Series, including the Game 4 1-0 shutout of the Houston Astros that clinched the Sox’s first World Series championship since 1917.
Jenks made two All-Star appearances in 2006 and 2007. He has a career 3.53 ERA with 173 career saves — all with the White Sox. He was 2-2 with an ERA of 6.32 in 19 games with the Red Sox last season, his first after being acquired by the team as a free agent.
Since joining the Red Sox, Jenks has been hampered by injuries. He had a scare of a pulmonary embolism that delayed surgery on his back until Dec. 12, 2011, and he was back on the operating table 18 days later after developing an infection in his spine.
Posted March 23, 2012
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