The injuries have stacked up over the years.
Maybe there have been a few more than normal in a 13-year pro baseball career, including seven of the last eight in the big leagues.
Jason Repko admits some of them have just been unlucky. But he also knows most are because of the ferocity with which he plays the outfield.
Just take his latest injury, for instance -- a partially separated acromioclavicular joint in his left shoulder that came as a result of crashing into the Green Monster in Fenway Park. He was tracking down a fly ball against the New York Yankees last April 20 when Repko was in a Boston Red Sox uniform.
"Unfortunately I got a rap (of being injured)," Repko said. "Some guys tell me 'Hey man, won't you tone it down (in the outfield)?' But I like to go all out and make plays for my pitchers. Maybe it's cost me a lot of opportunities just as far as staying healthy. But if I think I'm gonna catch it, I'm gonna go for it."
Repko, 32, will bring that fearless style of play to York in 2013. The Revolution announced Friday the signing of Repko and the return of relief pitchers Stephen Penney and Wade Korpi. With spring training set to begin in a month, the Revs now have a total of 17 players signed for the 2013 season -- eight position players and nine pitchers.
Repko: Repko comes to the Atlantic League for the first time in his career after racking up 360 games at the big league level since 2005.
A first-round draft pick out of high school by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1999, Repko has played in the majors for the Dodgers, Minnesota Twins and Red Sox. For his career, he has a .224 average, 16 homers and 67 RBIs in the majors. The right-handed batter is a career .270 hitter in 877 games at the Class AAA level.
His only full season in the majors came in his debut with the Dodgers in 2005, when he batted ..221 with eight homers and 30 RBIs in 129 games.
"It's disappointing when (big league) teams don't wanna sign you for the first time (in your career)," Repko said. "But at the same time I'm really excited about coming to York and getting a chance to play on an everyday basis instead of being a bench player or playing sporadically like I've been doing the last few seasons."
Repko's signing solidifies York's outfield. He'll join center fielder Tyler Graham and right fielder Jeff Fiorentino. All three outfielders are former big leaguers.
Penney, Korpi: Penney, a 6-foot, 7-inch right-hander and former Seattle Mariners' prospect, put together an impressive 3.20 ERA and 2-1 record in 60 relief appearances for York last season.
The left-handed Korpi, 26, is a former Miami Marlins' prospect who went 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA in 15 relief appearances and three starts for the Revs in 2012.
"I see Penney in the role he was in last year," Revs' manager Mark Mason said. "I love him against right-handed hitters. We have to develop some things with him against left-handed hitters. Korpi was good in the role he was in last year. This year he'll be built up to go as a long reliever."
-- Reach John Walk at firstname.lastname@example.org.