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Bobby Jenks, former Red Sox pitcher, gets millions after surgery ruined career

Bobby Jenks, a former White Sox closer and Red Sox pitcher, has received a $5.1 million settlement in a medical malpractice case that allegedly led to his career being cut short. Jenks has alleged his career ended when a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital operated on his back while working on another operation at the same time, the Boston Globe reported. The day before his case was set to go to trial, he came to an agreement with the hospital and Dr. Kirkham Wood, its former head of orthopedic spine surgery. Jenks appeared in 19 games with the Red Sox in 2011 before suffering a back injury. Six months later, he had back surgery, never to pitch again. “Never picking up a baseball again is absolutely devastating,” Jenks said ...