Jon Papelbon will be the Red Sox closer to start the season, but the Red Sox will rely on another closer to set him up because they signed Bobby Jenks to a two year deal worth $12 million. Jenks could have probably gone to a team that would have let him close but he’s coming to team that’s red hot right now after Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford were signed into the fold.
Jenks had somewhat of an off year in 2010 with a 4.44 ERA but his strikeouts were up after being down in 2008 and 2009. It would be huge if the Red Sox caught lightening in a bottle and Jenks got back to his 2007 numbers when he had a 0.892 WHIP.
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