The Drive will have their third player on Major League Rehab Assignment of the 2012 season, as Boston Red Sox outfielder Jason Repko has been assigned to Greenville. The 31-year-old has been on the Disabled List since April 23rd due to a left shoulder sprain.
Before suffering the injury, Repko had appeared in five games with the Red Sox this season, including four starts in center field, and also played in four games with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox prior to his selection to Boston's roster on April 15th.
Signed by the Red Sox as minor league free agent in January, Repko has appeared in 360 Major League games over seven seasons with the Dodgers (2005-06, 2008-09), Twins (2010-11) and Red Sox (2012), batting .224 (157-for-700) with 29 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs, 67 RBI, 105 runs, 52 walks and 27 stolen bases.
Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 37th overall selection in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, Repko made his Major League debut on April 6th, 2005 at San Francisco. The 2005 season has been his best season as a big leaguer, setting career highs with eight home runs, 30 RBI, and 43 runs scored in 129 tilts.
Repko will be the 5th Red Sox Major Leaguer to rehab with the Drive, and first position player, joining pitchers Jon Lester (2007), John Smoltz (2009), Andrew Miller (2012), and Rich Hill (2012).