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Jenks to start Minor League rehab Saturday

Jenks to start Minor League rehab Saturday

Jenks to start Minor League rehab Saturday
ARLINGTON -- Reliever Bobby Jenks, on the 15-day disabled list with a left back injury, threw his second simulated game in three days at the team's Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Fla.

Everything went well, and Jenks is now on track for a Minor League rehab stint, which will start Saturday. Because of a developing storm, the Red Sox are keeping their options open on a venue for Jenks.

"Yeah, he did well," said manager Terry Francona. "They'll get it all figured out, but it will be Saturday. This will give him a couple of days to kind of travel. He's been getting after it pretty good. That will give him a couple of days to rejuvenate and then he'll pitch an inning."

Rosters can expand to 40 players Sept. 1, and while that might be a little quick for Jenks to re-join the Red Sox, Francona said the righty could be close to that day.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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