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

Bobby Jenks

Boston Red Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks wipes his face after giving up an RBI double to Seattle Mariners Jack Cust in the seventh inning of an MLB baseball game in Boston, Friday, April 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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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.