Bobby Jenks undergoes colonoscopy after being hospitalized for “intestinal turmoil”

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Already on the disabled list with a back injury, Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks was hospitalized over the weekend with what manager Terry Francona described as “intestinal turmoil.”

According to Francona “he got really sick, I mean, really sick” and “they ended up having to keep him in the hospital for three days.”

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports that Jenks underwent a colonoscopy and writes that “the stomach bug has set Jenks back even farther” as he tries to come off the DL for the third time this season. Signed to a two-year, $12 million deal as a free agent this offseason, Jenks has thrown just 16 innings with a 6.32 ERA.

Cardinals place Adam Wainwright on 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation

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The Cardinals placed right-hander Adam Wainwright on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, the team announced Sunday. The move is retroactive to April 20. In a corresponding move, reliever John Brebbia was recalled from Triple-A Memphis.

This is the second time Wainwright has landed on the disabled list in a month, albeit the first time due to issues with his pitching arm. While the 36-year-old hurler doesn’t believe he’ll be out for long, the Cardinals won’t take any chances with a potential elbow injury, especially as Wainwright is just six months removed from arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow. As the extent of the issue has yet to be revealed, no specific timetable has been given for his return to the mound just yet.

The veteran righty earned his first win of 2018 last Tuesday, holding the Cubs to just four hits and one run over five innings during the Cardinals’ 5-3 win. He hasn’t looked particularly dominant on the mound, however, with eight walks and two home runs spoiling 15 2/3 innings of work so far this season.

The Cardinals have yet to announce a replacement for Wainwright in the rotation, but right-hander Jack Flaherty looks to be available to make a spot start if need be. Flaherty is 3-0 through three starts in Triple-A this spring, with a 2.25 ERA, 1.4 BB/9 and 9.0 SO/9 through 20 innings. He logged one start at the major-league level, delivering five innings of one-run, nine-strikeout ball in a 5-4 loss to the Brewers earlier this month.