BRADENTON, FL - MARCH 02: Outfielder Ben Revere #11 of the Minnesota Twins fouls off a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at McKechnie Field on March 2, 2011 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Ben Revere Called Up By Twins; Jason Repko To Disabled List

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Ben Revere Called Up By Twins; Jason Repko To Disabled List

In what is surely the most exciting thing to happen to Minnesota fans in hundreds of minutes, the Minnesota Twins are calling up outfield prospect Ben Revere. The move comes as outfielder Jason Repko goes on the disabled list with a left quad injury.

John Sickels has a Ben Revere scouting report in which he lauds the outfielder's speed, but notes his Juan Pierre-like lack of power.

Revere's minor league stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2007 19 Twins GULF Rk 50 216 191 46 62 6 10 0 29 21 9 13 20 .325 .388 .461 .849
2008 20 Beloit MIDW A 83 374 340 51 129 17 10 1 43 44 13 27 31 .379 .433 .497 .930
2009 21 Fort Myers FLOR A+ 121 517 466 75 145 13 4 2 48 45 17 40 34 .311 .372 .369 .741
2010 22 New Britain EL AA 94 406 361 44 110 10 4 1 23 36 13 32 41 .305 .371 .363 .734
2011 23 Rochester IL AAA 23 99 92 10 27 2 0 0 5 7 2 5 8 .293 .330 .315 .645
5 Seasons 371 1612 1450 226 473 48 28 4 148 153 54 117 134 .326 .386 .406 .792
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/4/2011.

This is Revere's second time in the majors. He received a September call-up last year and hit .179/233/179 in 28 at-bats. It's not clear how much he'll play, as he's replacing a reserve outfielder, but with the surprise revelation that the Twins are willing to try Michael Cuddyer at second base, there's a chance for playing time in the outfield even after Delmon Young returns from the disabled list.

Repko had five hits in 29 at-bats to start the 2011.

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