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


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.

Chris Sale exits game with hip contusion

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Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale made a hasty exit from his final Grapefruit League outing on Saturday after sustaining a left hip contusion. He was struck on the leg with a line drive from the Astros’ J.D. Davis in the first inning and immediately collapsed on the mound. He was able to walk off the field without a noticeable limp, however, and later told reporters that the ball struck a nerve and temporarily stunned his leg. As a precautionary move, the Red Sox pulled him after the incident and will have the left-hander undergo X-rays to rule out any further injury to his hip.

This was expected to be Sale’s last start of spring training. Prior to Saturday’s matinee against the Astros, the 28-year-old southpaw made three starts in camp, allowing five runs, one home run, three walks and striking out 18 batters in 14 innings. He’s still on track to start the season for the Red Sox during their road opener against the Rays next Thursday.