Repko Hopes for Shot

Jason Repko said he spoke to Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti after the signing of free-agent fourth outfielder Reed Johnson to see where he stood in the organization.

“I can read the writing on the wall, but I have to stay as positive as I can, play hard and stay healthy to prove that I can help a team,” said Repko. “I know that basically I’m insurance.”

Johnson will replace Juan Pierre as the fourth outfielder and the Dodgers are likely to carry only four outfielders with the abundance of infielders on the roster. Prior to Johnson’s signing, Repko and Xavier Paul appeared to be the candidates for fourth outfielder.

“When I saw Pierre get moved, I got a little excited because I finally had an opportunity to fight for a job,” Repko said. “With Reed and (Brian) Giles, they’re doing everything they can to improve the team, but there’s really no opportunity for me the way I look at it. — Ken Gurnick

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