FORT MYERS, Fla. (CBS) — As he starts camp with the Boston Red Sox, former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks says he is not looking to get back at Oney Guillen for slamming him via Twitter.
Quoted by ESPN.com, when asked what he thought of Oney’s remarks, Jenks said: “Obviously not much, since I haven’t commented, and that’s where I’m going to leave it.” He said he didn’t want to get into “a battle of words.”
In December, Oney Guillen slammed Jenks via Twitter, after Jenks criticized the way the White Sox let him go.
He called Jenks a “yellow beard-dipping idiot,” among other insults in more than a dozen tweets.
“hahah memo to bobby jenks get a clue u drink to (sic) much and u have had marital problems hugeee (sic) ones and the sox stood behind u,” he wrote in another tweet.
“i thought u were a man not some punk who runs away and talks bulls**t. u coward. say it to there face when u were with them,” Oney Guillen wrote in another.
Oney Guillen also alleges Jenks punched a “clubby” in the face when he “couldn’t handle” his drinking.
“It was my first hope, and it hurt,” Jenks told Merkin. “During my first conversation with my wife after the season, she looked me in the eyes and said that she would go anywhere with me. I said that I wanted to go back to Chicago.”