The Twins needed to activate Justin Morneau, and with six outfielders on the 25-man roster it was only a matter of time before the team had to choose between Ben Revere and Jason Repko. They chose Repko. And then made up an injury for him.
All I can imagine is that this allows the Twins to not send Repko to triple-A, even though he does have an option remaining. But using an option for the last two-and-a-half weeks of August doesn't make a lot of sense. Repko would be right back up at the start of September anyway. So it sounds like the Twins will have interest in him next season, if they're protecting that option. Or, perhaps more accurately, the Twins are protecting that option in case they choose to bring him back in 2012.
We wish Repko the best with this curious case of shoulder bursitis, and we'll see him in September.
#18 / Right Field / Minnesota Twins
Dec 27, 1980
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