Jenks makes it to Florida after hospital stay

Jenks makes it to Florida after hospital stay

SEATTLE -- The Bobby Jenks saga continued Friday, perhaps with a bit of progress.

The reliever, who is serving his third stint on the disabled list this season, finally made it to the team's complex in Fort Myers, Fla., after recovering from a hospital stay resulting from what manager Terry Francona called "intestinal turmoil" that had him out of action for three days.

Now that Jenks is ready to throw after being shelved twice for left back tightness (and earlier in the year with a right biceps strain), Francona said the team can map out a plan.

"He'll throw his first bullpen on Tuesday," Francona said. "He'll probably do that three times, then we're looking at a simulated game [before heading to a rehab assignment]. That's kind of the path we're on."

Francona said Jenks will probably take a day off in between each bullpen session, which means he could throw the simulated game within a week.