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Ryan Lavarnway up; Kevin Youkilis to DL

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  August 18, 2011 01:30 PM

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Red Sox catcher/DH slugger Ryan Lavarnway will join the team in Kansas City and Kevin Youkilis is going to do some DL time because of a sore back. We'll have more details as they become available.

Lavarnway, who turned 24 earlier this month, has split the season with Class AA Portland and Class AAA Pawtucket, playing 55 games with the Sea Dogs then being promoted for 55 games with the PawSox. He has 30 home runs and 85 RBIs.

Overall, he has hit .293/.372/.559 in the minors this season.

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