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(WSCR) – Earlier this month we all heard big things happening with the White Sox. They signed of Adam Dunn and resigned of Paul Konerko. Now we have news of Bobby Jenks getting a 2-year deal, except not with Chciago.

Jon Heyman of SI tweeted that the Boston Red Sox have signed the former Chicago pitcher to a 2-year, $12 million deal.

Jenks has the chance to earn more with performance bonuses. He saved 27 games last season but lost his closing job at the end of the year when he struggled with injuries.

Jenks was second in White Sox history with 173 saves since joining Chicago midseason in 2005 and helping the club win its first World Series since 1917. He had four saves in the postseason, pitching in all four Series games during a sweep of the Houston Astros.

Jenks saved 81 games over the next two years. But last season, when he earned $7.5 million, he missed the final 27 games with ulnar neuritis in his right forearm. General manager Kenny Williams said he would consider bringing Jenks back at a lower salary.

Albers was 5-3 with a 4.52 ERA in 62 appearances with Baltimore last season. His deal guarantees him $400,000.

AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report.

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