Rebuilding the Red Sox: The Bullpen Arbitration Breakdown

For so many teams, the salary arbitration process is the great unknown: how much money is a team going to have to lay out to keep some of its peak-performance players? What money should the Giants budget for Brandon Crawford? Should the Yankees try to design an extension on Michael Pineda or risk playing out the string? As I detailed earlier in the season, Boston’s in a rather...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Acquire Outfielder Carlos Peguero From Texas Rangers For Cash

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that the team has acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations. In order to clear room on the roster, Anthony Varvaro has been transferred to the 60-day DL. Peguero, 28, has played parts of five seasons in the majors with Seattle, Kansas City, and Texas. The left-handed...
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Varvaro Returned to Red Sox, Placed on DL

Right-handed pitcher Anthony Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox on April 29 and got picked up off waivers by the Chicago Cubs a few days later as they were in need of reliever help after an injury bug hit their bullpen around the same time.The Red sox announced today, however, that the Cubs have returned him and that he’s been placed on the 15-day disabled...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Varvaro Returned To Red Sox, Placed On 15-Day Disabled List

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Anthony Varvaro is back. Kind of. Varvaro was returned to the Red Sox before Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The right-handed reliever was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 29) with a right flexor strain and is scheduled to undergo surgery this week. Varvaro...
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Varvaro Waiver Claim Voided

The Cubs waiver claim of RHP Anthony Varvaro has been voided and he has been returned to the Boston Red Sox, where he will be placed on the BoSox MLB 60-day DL. Varvaro will undergo surgery to repair a torn elbow flexor tendon later this week.     The Cubs claimed Varvaro from Boston off Outright Assignment Waivers on May 3rd, and then almost immediately placed him back onto...
Via Cub Reporter
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Episode #162: Where we put everyone on notice…

Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio Guests: none Instead of our expected #6-3homestand, the Red Sox went inverse on us and moped through a 3-6 homestand that saw the beginnings of some much needed roster maneuvering. The collective failures of the pitching staff saw some bullpen turnover with Anthony Varvaro, Edward Mujica and Robbie Ross Jr moving on — Ross to Pawtucket, the others...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs activate pitcher Justin Grimm from DL

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Chicago Cubs have activated right-hander Justin Grimm from the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa. Outfielder Junior Lake was optioned to Iowa and right-hander Anthony Varvaro was designated for assignment Wednesday. Varvaro was claimed off waivers from Boston on Sunday and added to the 25-man roster Tuesday but did not...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs place Denorfia on DL, recall Russell, Varvaro

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Chris Denorfia on the 15-day disabled list because of a hamstring injury and recalled James Russell and Anthony Varvaro from the minor leagues. Russell was 2-0 with three saves at Triple-A Iowa and had not allowed an earned run in seven games. Varvaro was 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA in nine games before getting designated for assignment...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Go For Reliever Help, Nab Varvaro Off Waivers

The Chicago Cubs are having some relief pitching issues. More specifically: Injuries. A few too many relievers have already gone down with injuries the first month this MB season and some moves needed to be made. Justin Grimm is one who’s already found himself on the 15-day disabled list in 2015 and is still in need of a few rehab innings. He’ll be back sooner than fellow reliever...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Varvaro Claimed Off Waivers By Cubs After Being DFA By Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> The Chicago Cubs continue to bring aboard former Boston Red Sox. The Cubs claimed reliever Anthony Varvaro off waivers from the Red Sox, the Cubs announced Sunday before their game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The right-hander was designated for assignment by Boston earlier this week amid a series of roster moves. The Red...
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs claim pitcher off waivers

CHICAGO (AP) The Cubs have claimed right-handed pitcher Anthony Varvaro off waivers from the Boston Red Sox and designated left-handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz for assignment. Varvaro is 7-9 with a 3.23 ERA, 20 holds and one save in 166 major league appearances with the Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves and Red Sox. Varvaro allowed five runs in 11 innings in nine relief appearances this...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox promote 2 pitchers from Triple-A Pawtucket

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox promoted right-hander Dalier Hinojosa and left-hander Tommy Layne from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday before their game against Toronto. To make room on the roster, the club sent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. back to Pawtucket and designated right-hander Anthony Varvaro for assignment. The 29-year old Hinojosa is on a major league roster for the first time...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 22 Preview: Blue Jays at Red Sox

It's Rick Porcello (1-2 6.48) versus R.A. Dickey (0-2 5.25) in the rubber match tonight at Fenway, first pitch at 6:10 pm. The Sox have lost 5 of 7 and after last night's debacle with Clay Buchholz on the mound, the team desperately needs Porcello to go deep into tonight's match-up. The starting rotation hasn't given any help to the already thin bullpen over the last few games and...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Recall Two Pitchers, Option Jackie Bradley Jr., DFA Anthony Varvaro

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox made a few roster moves Wednesday. They have recalled left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne and right-handed pitcher Dalier Hinojosa from Triple-A Pawtucket, while also optioning outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to the PawSox and designating pitcher Anthony Varvaro for assignment. Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed the moves before Wednesday night’s game...
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Sox Knocked Around in Series Finale With Orioles

If I were to tell you that the Red Sox were going to score 7 runs in the series finale this afternoon, you’d probably think that would be enough to win the game.  Sadly that wouldn’t even get the team within ten runs of winning the game.  Wade Miley took to the mound, but couldn’t make it out of the 3rd inning.  Unfortunately the pitching that followed him also got beat...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rene Rivera smacks home winning run as Rays beat Red Sox in walk-off fashion

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rene Rivera had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night. Allan Dykstra opened the ninth with a single off Anthony Varvaro (0-1). Pinch-runner Tim Beckham went to second on Kevin Kiermaier's one-out single and scored the winning run on Rivera's hit down the third-base line...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rivera has RBI single in 9th, Rays beat Red Sox 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Rene Rivera had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night. Allan Dykstra opened the ninth with a single off Anthony Varvaro (0-1). Pinch-runner Tim Beckham went to second on Kevin Kiermaier's one-out single and scored the winning run on Rivera's hit down the third-base line...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Clay Buchholz’s Excellent Start Spoiled In Walk-Off Loss

The Boston Red Sox’s streak is over. The Red Sox were undefeated in series through their first four sets of 2015. The Tampa Bay Rays ended Boston’s run with a 2-1, walk-off win Thursday at Tropicana Field. Clay Buchholz and Jake Odorizzi battled to begin the ballgame. The contest ultimately was decided in the bottom of the ninth inning, though, as Rene Rivera ripped a single...
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Wade Miley Knocked Around By Nationals In Fenway Debut

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox settled for two of three. The Red Sox had a chance Wednesday to sweep their first home series of a season since 2001, but the Washington Nationals, who were extremely sloppy in the first two games, showed up to play in the finale. The Nationals produced 12 hits en route to a 10-5 win. The Red Sox showed...
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Perkins & Varvaro, Travis in Toronto, Dozier Ducks, much more

Glen Perkins and Anthony Varvaro have reverse splits – specifically with regard to allowing runners — for distinctly different reasons. The Twins southpaw attributes his to spatial relationships. The Red Sox righty points to a swinging gate. Before we get to their thoughts on the subject, let’s look at the numbers. Last season, left-handed batters […]
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Boston Red Sox Reliever Anthony Varvaro Be A Major Contributor?

All the rage about the 2015 Boston Red Sox is about the offense that is expected to be one of the best in the league. The rest of the rage is about whether the Sox can win without an "ace" in the starting rotation.
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pitchers Throw Bullpen Sessions At First Official Workout (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox pitchers and catchers officially reported to spring training Friday. On Saturday, it was out to the back fields at JetBlue Park, where players participated in various drills. Saturday’s sights and sounds weren’t really unfamiliar, as many players reported to Fort Myers well before Friday’s mandatory start date. However, the day provided an...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Burning questions for Braves at third base in 2015

ATLANTA -- In the back right corner of the Braves' stripped-to-the-bone clubhouse, two empty lockers used to separate the belongings of Chris Johnson and Freddie Freeman. The vacant spaces were left behind by Dan Uggla and Anthony Varvaro, two of the 22 players that logged MLB time for Atlanta last season that are no longer in the organization. It is a clubhouse comprising islands...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: More and more Red Sox arriving at Fort Myers

Photo Courtesy of Getty Images With little over a week until the official report date for pitchers and catchers to Fort Myers, the Red Sox have already seen a plethora of players make the early trip down. Red Sox newcomers Justin Masterson, Rick Porcello, and Anthony Varvaro have all been spotted at the Red Sox complex. Fellow hurlers Clay Buchholz, Craig Breslow, and Matt Barnes...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

After series of moves, what will Braves' bullpen look like?

There's one certainty surrounding the Braves' bullpen this season: nothing is certain. Well, that's not entirely true. Craig Kimbrel, who has won four straight National League saves titles, remains the anchor. But it's what route manager Fredi Gonzalez takes to get to the game's best closer that is much more clouded than it was mere days ago after Atlanta's latest roster move. Gone...
Via Fox Sports South
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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