Former Sox Catcher Lavarnway Claimed Off of Waivers

Ryan Lavarnway was claimed off of waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.
Ryan Lavarnway was claimed off of waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. –Getty Images

After the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval, a roster move had to be made in order to make room for the Panda on the 40 man roster. It happened to be young catcher Ryan Lavarnway being designated for assignment. Teams have the option to claim players off of waivers, and a team took the option to claim Lavarneay as one of their own.

Lavarnway made his major league debut on August 18th, 2011 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, being called up to fill the roster spot of an injured Kevin Youkillis. He floated back and forth between the Boston Red Sox and AAA Pawtucket Red Sox, ending up on the DL midway through last season after breaking the hamate bone in his wrist. He played a total of 97 games in Boston, totaling a .206 batting average, five home runs and 34 RBI.

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