September 20, 2007 at 1:38 PM
According to Eric Wilbur of Boston.com, Gabe Kapler recently informed the Red Sox Front Office that he is stepping down from his position as manager of the Greenville Drive in an attempt to revive his big league playing career next season. In a Red Sox press release, Kapler, 32, stated that while he found the managing to be an incredible learning experience, "Ultimately, the experience reawakened the competitor in me. I miss the battle. I still need to be on the field as a player." Heading into the off-season, Kapler is now a free agent, free to sign with any MLB team.