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Red Sox call up Repko, Spears

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The Boston Red Sox recalled outfielder Jason Repko and outfielder/infielder Nate Spears from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday to replace injured Jacoby Ellsbury.

Repko was in the batting order Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled to play center field and ninth in the batting order.

Ellsbury, who was hitting .192 with 3 RBIs, was lost for up to eight weeks after sustaining a partially separated right shoulder Friday on a slide at second base.

The Red Sox also designated reliever Michael Bowden for assignment, optioned outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin to Pawtucket and designated minor-league catcher Luis Exposito for assignment. Exposito's move opened a spot on the 40-man roster.

Repko, 31, has played in 355 major-league games with the Twins and the Dodgers, hitting .226 with 16 homers and 67 RBIs. He has been suffering from a left-leg injury, but came back Saturday with a 3-for-5 performance for Pawtucket.
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