Sports Illustrated's John Heyman has tweeted that the Red Sox will acquire free agent relief pitcher Bobby Jenks for $12 million over two years.
The 6-foot-four-inch, 275 pound righthanded closer saved 27 games for the Chicago White Sox in 2010, pitching 52 2/3 innings, going 1-3 with a 4.44 ERA. Jenks saved 41 games in 2006, and saved 40 games in 2007, when he had a 2.77 ERA. He was an All-Star both seasons.
The Globe's Nick Cafardo will have an update in Extra Bases shortly.
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