RYAN LAVARNWAY NEWS

What is a Mike Bolsinger?

In November, the Dodgers traded for the little-known Mike Bolsinger as part of a flurry of minor moves. We noted it as inconsequential, especially since the Dodgers acquired him for cash considerations. That Bolsinger started the brawl with Erisbel Arruebarrena last year was probably the most interesting thing about him. He’s almost 27, was never really a prospect, and has only...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 598: The A`s, Rebuilding, and Ben Zobrist by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Ryan Lavarnway and Billy Beane fan fiction, then discuss the Ben Zobrist trade.
Via Baseball Prospectus
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Ryan Lavarnway catch a break after being DFA’d again?

This offseason has seen several players pack their bags, change teams, and relocate to new cities. However, nobody has lived out of a suitcase more than Ryan Lavarnway. Since November 25th, just a few days before Thanksgiving, Lavarnway has been a member of four different teams, and is now looking for a fifth. Lavarnway made his Major League debut back in 2011 with the Boston Red...
Via Baseball Essential
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Lavarnway's Bizarre Odyssey Continues

Lavarnway's JourneyRyan Lavarnway must view a major league uniform the way he used view New England weather: if you don't like it, wait a minute. The former Red Sox catcher has now been released by four teams since November. On Friday, he was designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles to continue his insane trek through the rosters of the MLB. Since around Thanksgiving, he...
Via FenwayNation
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB News: 01/09/15 Moves and News

Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles designated catcher Ryan Lavarnway for assignment, to free-up a spot in the 40-man roster for Delmon Young, whose contract signing was made official today. After signing J.P. Arencibia to a minor league deal, it seemed clear that Baltimore was going to make a move involving that position. Last season, Lavarnway only played in nine games (ten at...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles Sign Delmon Young, DFA Former Red Sox Catcher Ryan Lavarnway

BALTIMORE — Outfielder Delmon Young has finalized a $2.25 million, one-year contract to play a second season with the Baltimore Orioles. In his debut with the Orioles in 2014, Young batted .302 with seven homers and 30 RBIs in 83 games. He was most productive as a pinch hitter, going 10 for 20. Young saved his biggest hit for the postseason, driving in...
Via NESN.com
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Lavarnway Designated for Assignment by Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have designated catcher and former Boston Red Sox prospect Ryan Lavarnway for assignment,  a move necessitated to make space on the 40 man roster after the team signed  Delmon Young to a new one-year deal.  The team also signed  catcher J.P. Arencibia to a minor-league deal. Lavarnway,  27, spent seven years in the Red Sox system and has posted impressive...
Via Baseball News Source
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Delmon Young, Orioles finalize $2.25M, 1-year contract

BALTIMORE (AP) Outfielder Delmon Young has finalized a $2.25 million, one-year contract to play a second season with the Baltimore Orioles. Young batted .302 with seven homers and 30 RBIs in 83 games in 2014, his first season with Baltimore. He was most productive as a pinch hitter, going 10 for 20. He saved his biggest hit for the postseason, driving in three runs with a pinch...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles designate Ryan Lavarnway for assignment, Cubs dump Mike Kickham

The Orioles formerly signed Delmon Young on Friday designating catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway for assignmnet. Lavarnway has now been with four different organizations this winter and figures to land with a fifth shortly. The 27-year-old is a proven hitter at the minor league level but owns just a 208/.389/.370 batting line during his brief major league career. He will end...
Via Tireball.com
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Theo Cornering Market On 2014 Red Sox Players

(Getty Images)In his continuing quest to collect as many players as possible from the 2014 Red Sox roster, Cubs President Theo Epstein is now after Stephen Drew. Having already garnered Jon Lester and David Ross (and briefly even Ryan Lavarnway), Epstein is looking at Drew as a possible back-up at second base and shortstop for the Cubbies. Drew—after losing $4 million during his...
Via FenwayNation
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles claim catcher Lavarnway off waivers from Cubs

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. Lavarnway played in 10 games with the Boston Red Sox in 2014, going hitless in 10 at-bats. He also hit .283 in 62 games with Triple-A Pawtucket. Lavarnway was claimed off waivers by the Cubs last week from Boston. In 97 career games, he has a .201 batting average with five...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles claim Ryan Lavarnway off waivers, Cubs pick up Nick Nick Kickham

The Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off of waivers from the Cubs. Lavarnway is being added by the Orioles. He will a catching option for the team who still is unsure of the status of Matt Wieters and his elbow. Lavarnway joins Steve Clevenger and Caleb Jospeh as options to start in place of Wieters if he cannot go. Lavarnway holds a career .208/.389/.370 line. Quin Berry...
Via Tireball.com
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs claim pitcher from Giants

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have claimed left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Kickham made his major league debut with the Giants in 2013. He has pitched in 14 games and made three starts over the past two seasons for San Francisco, going 0-3 with a 10.98 ERA. He spent most of last season at Triple-A Fresno. The Cubs also said Tuesday that...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Ryan Lavarnway Changes Teams Yet Again, Now With Orioles

This embed is invalid" /> Ryan Lavarnway is bouncing around like a pinball this offseason. Lavarnway, a once-promising prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from the Chicago Cubs, the O’s announced Tuesday. The 27-year-old now has spent time with four organizations this winter. Lavarnway was...
Via NESN.com
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers release reliever Brian Wilson

LOS ANGELES (AP) Brian Wilson has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, three days after the heavily bearded reliever was designated for assignment. The Dodgers also announced Friday that catcher Ryan Lavarnway was claimed by the Chicago Cubs after being designated for assignment Dec. 10. Los Angeles must pay $10 million to part ways with Wilson, who revitalized his career with...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Release Former Sox Catcher Lavarnway

One old friend was a casualty of the recent flurry of activity in Chavez Ravine. The Dodgers announced today that they have designated former Red Sox C/IF/DH Ryan Lavarnway for assignment. Los Angeles had just claimed Lavarnway off waivers from Boston last week. But, alas, there is no more room at the Dodger Inn. We're certain that Ryan will catch on with some major league club soon.
Via FenwayNation
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Jemile Weeks Clears Waivers, Outrighted To Triple-A Pawtucket

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox have opened up a spot on their 40-man roster. Infielder/outfielder Jemile Weeks cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket, the team announced Monday. The Red Sox’s 40-man roster now includes 39 players. Weeks was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles along with Ivan De Jesus on Aug. 30...
Via NESN.com
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Lavarnway Writes Letter To Red Sox Fans, Staff With Thanks For Support

Ryan Lavarnway has only know life in professional baseball with the Boston Red Sox. That is, of course, until now. The catcher was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he’ll start the next chapter of his career in the spring wearing Dodger blue instead of red. However, it sounds as if Lavarnway won’t be forgetting his time with the team...
Via NESN.com
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Miller and Lavarnway Find New Teams

Andrew Miller chased the money and landed a lucrative deal with the Yankees.  He signed for 4 years and $36 million, the biggest deal ever for a non closer reliever. Ryan Lavarnway was claimed off of waivers by the Dodgers.  The Red Sox DFA’d Lavarnway to make room for Sandovol on the roster.
Via Fenway West
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Heyman: Dodgers Offered Martin Four Years and $74 Million

We still don’t really know what the Dodger catching situation is going to look like in 2015, but I imagine it’s not going to look like it does right now. A.J. Ellis was tendered a contract, Drew Butera was DFA’d, and Ryan Lavarnway was claimed. Ellis has much to prove coming off a poor 2014, Lavarnway may not even be considered a catcher any longer —  he played twice as...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers claim Ryan Lavarnway, designate Drew Butera for assignment

Today, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Boston Red Sox, causing them to designate catcher Drew Butera for assignment. The Dodgers today claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway from the @RedSox and designated catcher Drew Butera for assignment. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 5, 2014 Ryan Lavarnway, a 27-year...
Via Baseball Essential
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Lavarnway claimed by the Dodgers

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Ryan Lavarnway's tenure with the Boston Red Sox has come to a close. The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed Lavarnway after he was put on waivers to clear a roster spot for Pablo Sandoval. Lavarnway, once a promised prospect, never lived up to the hype. He was never able to hit for power with the Sox, a tool many thought was his greatest asset...
Via RedSoxLife
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers claim catcher Ryan Lavarnway from Boston

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway from Boston and designated catcher Drew Butera for assignment. The moves were made Friday. Lavarnway appeared in 97 games with the Red Sox from 2011-14, and he also played seven seasons in the team's minor-league club. Last season, when he was limited by a strained left wrist he hit .285 with a .389 on-base percentage...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Lavarnway Claimed Off Waivers By L.A. Dodgers From Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Ryan Lavarnway is headed to the National League. The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed Lavarnway off waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Friday. Lavarnway was designated for assignment last week after the Red Sox agreed to a five-year contract with Pablo Sandoval. Lavarnway never lived up to expectations with the Red Sox. The Yale...
Via NESN.com
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Lavarnway Claimed On Waivers By LAD

(Ed Zurga—Getty Images)Ryan Lavarnway spent parts of four seasons (97 total games) with the Boston Red Sox. In that time, the 27-year old barely hit above The Mendoza Line (.201). He was thought to be a rising catching star after being drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 draft out of Yale University. He was part of the only all-Yale Red Sox battery when catching Craig Breslow...
Via FenwayNation
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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