Originally written on Bloody Sox  |  Last updated 10/21/14
The Red Sox made a combination of moves this morning in response to Jacoby Ellsbury’s injury. Jason Repko and Nate Spears were recalled from AAA Pawtucket while Michael Bowden and Luis Exposito were both designated for assignment to open up a spot on the 40 man roster so Jason Repko could be added. Jason Repko is an outfielder who can play all 3 outfield positions and he can hit lefties decently enough. Nate Spears is essential a utility infielder who can play third base, shortstop, and second base well enough. He adds a lot of flexibility to the Red Sox bench, just like Repko. It’s a bit of a surprise to me that Michael Bowden was DFA’d though, he has looked pretty decent this year in his limited action while Justin Thomas remains on the roster even after his horror-show performance against the Blue Jays. The only reasoning behind keeping him is to use him as a LOOGY, which does make some sense as it is clear that Franklin Morales won’t be used in that roll. Luckily for Red Sox fan...
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