Red Sox place OF Jason Repko on 15-day DL; recall 1B/OF Lars Anderson

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today placed outfielder Jason Repko on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 21) with a left shoulder sprain and recalled first baseman/outfielder Lars Anderson from Triple-A Pawtucket.  Anderson will be active for tonight’s game against the Twins at Target Field in Minnesota.

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington. 

Repko, 31, has appeared in five games for the Red Sox, including four starts in center field, going 1-for-11 (.091) at the plate.  He also hit .538 (7-for-13) with a double, homer, two RBI, three runs and a walk in four games with Pawtucket prior to his selection to Boston on April 15.  Signed by the Red Sox as a 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. 

The 24-year-old Anderson has batted .255 (14-for-55) with five doubles, a homer, eight RBI, seven runs and 10 walks in 15 games for the PawSox this season.  In addition to eight starts at first base and three as designated hitter, he has started four games in left field, his first professional games in the outfield.  A left-handed hitter, he has appeared in 24 Major League games, all with Boston over the last two seasons, batting .175 (7-for-40) with a double and four RBI.  Selected by the Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Anderson is a career .275 hitter (660-for-2,396) with 165 doubles, nine triples, 68 home runs and 364 RBI in 652 minor league games over six seasons from 2007-12.