May Bobby Jenks have thrown his last pitch for the White Sox?
MLB.com's Scott Merkin speculates he has.
The White Sox closer hasn't pitched since saving both ends of a Sept. 4 doubleheader in Boston. Jenks is suffering from ulnar neuritis, causing pain in his right forearm and tingling in his right arm.
Sunday, Ozzie Guillen said Jenks may not make the team's road trip to Oakland and Anaheim, and if he doesn't do that, he is unlikely to pitch the rest of the season.
Jenks is a third-year arbitration eligible player and made $7.5 million in 2010. Merkin speculates Jenks could be a non-tender candidate.
That's why it's unsurprising Guillen talked about Jenks in the past tense:
"Every time he's been on the mound, he's been great for us," Guillen said. "We gambled with this kid and it worked pretty good. We win the lottery. This kid was in Double-A and we picked him up and he pitched very well for us. Hopefully we get him back, but that's someone else's department. He was great for the White Sox organization."
It will be interesting to see if Jenks garners much attention, especially at his high price tag.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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