Jenks Can Earn 1 Million Bonus for Closing Games

Rob Bradford of the WEEI Full Count Blog reports that Bobby Jenks can earn a bonus of up to 1 million dollars for “closing games”

Not to split hairs but the article does not say saving games. I am operating under the assumption that Jenks would generally be earning saves if he is closing games.

Jenks can earn an additional $200,000 when he reaches 30, 40, 50, 55 and 60 games finished.

This is curious since Theo Epstein plainly stated Jonathan Papelbon was the Red Sox closer for 2011.

Maybe this is merely insurance to compensate Jenks in the event he becomes the Red Sox closer for any reason?

Sounds like the Red Sox bullpen situation could get very interesting in 2011.


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