BOSTON –– Jason Repko shined at JetBlue Park for the Red Sox. Now, he'll have his chance to contribute at Fenway.
With Jacoby Ellsbury sidelined with a subluxed shoulder, Repko and Nate Spears were called up from Pawtucket to add depth. Che-Hsuan Lin –– who made his first major league appearance on Saturday –– was sent back down to Triple-A.
"I'm ready," Repko said. "I've been playing at Triple-A so I'm ready to help and contribute. Spring training was good for me even though it's not exactly the same wall just to get an idea what its like. With spring training and getting out there today working balls off the wall will be a good thing."
All along, Repko was the primary option to replace Ellsbury, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Since Repko suffered a minor leg injury in Pawtucket last week, the Red Sox needed to evaluate him on Saturday in Buffalo before a promotion.
In the process, the team also designated reliever Michael Bowden for assignment, clearing the way for Spears. Infielder Pedro Ciriaco was in consideration for a major league nod, but is currently battling a left oblique injury.
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