GLENDALE, Ariz. - A second consecutive scoreless outing from Bobby Jenks continued to ease some minds, but all that White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen cared about afterward was how his closer felt.
Jenks had been slowed with a sore right calf last week, and there were suddenly concerns on if he would be ready for Opening Day, despite Jenks insisting he would answer the bell.
On Wednesday, he took further steps in proving that, throwing an inning against Arizona, allowing a hit, while walking one and fanning two.
"I don't worry about him being scoreless,'' Guillen said. "The one thing about it is how are you going to feel after the fact of coming back from an injury? He talked to me and said he feels fine, the calf is where it needs to be. Obviously he's going to continue to have treatment, but the ball is coming out of his hand better. I just worry about Bobby's calf, his arm is in perfect shape.
"The way he's walking around, throwing the ball, it's a great sign.''
The person that has seemed to be the least worried throughout all this has been Jenks. He missed the last few weeks of the season with the calf, but said this was a different feel.
"Feeling good,'' Jenks said. "Like I said, once I felt fine it wouldn't take long for me to get going.
"I'm obviously the only one who knows how I feel, and where I was at physically, I knew it wasn't a setback. I know what it felt like last year and it was nothing like that this year. It was more on the safer side of what we did earlier [in spring].''
Call it brotherly peer pressure, but the youngest of the three Guillen boys, Ozney, has now followed suit, opening up a Twitter account on Tuesday night.
Now, before the Sox get all worried and give VP of Communications Scott Reifert another target to "monitor,'' the high school senior has made his account private. In other words, he will only allow followers that he selects to see what he tweets.