Monday, June 30, 2008


This is not the best of news for the Dodgers. They were already having problems scoring runs with so many veterans on the DL, and now their only other bonafide leadoff man--besides Rafael Furcal-- will be out of action for at least 2+ weeks.

The ironic part about this news is that before Sunday's game in which Pierre got hurt, Joe Torre said that he would remain in left field even after Andruw Jones comes back from the DL. Basically, just when Pierre solidifies himself in the lineup as an everyday player for Torre, he gets hurt. Where is Alanis Morissette when we need her?

Outfielder Jason Repko recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed outfielder Juan Pierre on the 15-day disabled list with sprained medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee and recalled outfielder Jason Repko from Triple-A Las Vegas. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.

Repko, who will wear No. 17, is available for tonight’s series opener at Houston.

Pierre suffered the injury yesterday at Dodger Stadium while sliding into second base during a stolen-base attempt in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 1-0 loss against the Angels.

Pierre, 30, is being placed on the disabled list for the first time in his nine-year Major League career. Baseball’s active stolen-base leader with 424, Pierre is hitting .277 with 35 steals and 30 runs scored in 73 games this season. He ranks second in the Majors in steals, just one behind leader Willy Taveras, and is tied with James Loney for the team lead with 22 multi-hit games. The left-handed hitter has batted leadoff in each of the last 49 games while Rafael Furcal has been on the disabled list.

Repko hit .277 with 16 doubles, six homers, 29 RBI, and 15 steals in 74 games with Triple-A Las Vegas. The 27-year-old has batted .375 (39-for-104) with eight doubles, 15 RBI, and eight steals in 26 games in June.

Repko, a sandwich pick (37th overall) of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, missed all of the 2007 season with a torn right hamstring. He appeared in 198 games with the Dodgers from 2005-06, batting .232 with 20 doubles, 11 homers, 46 RBI and 15 steals.

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