Red Sox reliever Jenks leaves with back tightness
Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks has left Boston’s game against the
Yankees after throwing just four pitches in the seventh inning
because of back tightness.
Working in relief of Jon Lester to start the seventh, Jenks
appeared to pull up after throwing ball three to Jorge Posada.
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia went out to the mound and called for
help from the dugout. Replays on TV showed Jenks wincing. He
apparently said, ”my back.”
Manager Terry Francona and trainers checked on Jenks before the
right-hander walked off the field.
Matt Albers relieved with a 3-1 count and walked Posada – the
free pass was charged to Jenks.
Jenks missed nearly all of May with a right biceps strain. He
was activated from the disabled list May 31.