FORT MYERS, Fla. — Bobby Jenks sat down with reporters and offered a few comments. Here’s a taste:
On signing with the Sox: “This is a place I’ve wanted to play for for a while. Once the opportunity came up, I had a chance to come here; I jumped right on it. There was no other reason than that. I had a few other opportunities to go close right away and keep doing what I was doing. But when they called, I jumped right on it.”
On his role: “It’s going to be different, obviously. It’s going to be an adjustment that I have to make on the field. … It’s going to be an adjustment day-to-day and something I’ll have to learn from quickly once the season starts and get myself adapted to that type of mindset this spring.”
On working with Jonathan Papelbon: “We’re fine. I didn’t come here to step on anybody’s toes. I know what my role is. Coming here, we’ve been friends, shoot, for many years now. I don’t think that’s going to be any problem throughout the year at all.”
On what will happen if fans want him to close “If those questions do come up, it’s going to come down to the decision of the manager and whatever they think is best for the team. If that means whatever it means, they’re doing it for their own reasons.”
On the Yankees: “I don’t want to go into the whole Red Sox-Yankees battle just yet, but I’d rather be a Red Sox, for sure. … I’d rather be here than anywhere on the East Coast, just leave it at that.”
Bobby passed on commenting about the Twitter attacks on him from Ozzie Guillen’s son, Oney. He also passed on commenting about whether Ozzie lost confidence in him.