RYAN LAVARNWAY NEWS

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
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Former Red Sox Players Reunite with Theo Epstein

The Chicago Cubs claimed Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers today. The Chicago Cubs also signed catcher David Ross to a two year, $5 million deal. Earlier today, reports emerged that David Ross was headed to the San Diego Padres. Ryan Lavarnway’s tenure with the Los Angeles Dodgers lasted less than a month. Lavarnway […]
Via Infield Single
8 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Heartfelt Departure Letter From Ryan Lavarnway

Ryan Lavarnway was claimed off waivers from the Boston Red Sox by the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier last week. The catcher never seemed to hit his stride with the Boston Red Sox after years of promising potential. Lavarnway had a career .201/.249/.315 slash line with 5 HR, 35 RBI, and 71 K’s in 97 games […]
Via Infield Single
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Acquire Ryan Lavarnway Three Years Too Late

I’m pretty sure I really wanted Ryan Lavarnway like three years ago, when he was putting up a combined .290/.376/.563 with 32 homers in his age-22 season at Double- and Triple-A. I imagine if I dug into the archives, you’d find me complaining that the Dodgers got Tim Federowicz from Boston and not Lavarnway. Now, they have both, since the team has DFA’d Drew Butera in order...
Via Dodgers Digest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Designate Juan Francisco, Ryan Lavarnway For Assignment

To make room for new signings, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, the Red Sox have designated recently waiver claimed Juan Francisco and catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway for assignment. 
Via CLNS Radio
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval, Red Sox officially agree to contract

  It’s official: The Panda is in Boston.   The Red Sox announced Tuesday that third baseman Pablo Sandoval officially agreed to a five-year contract with the team. The deal also includes a club option for 2020. The Red Sox designated catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway for assignment to make roster room. Sandoval, 28, spent his first seven seasons with the San...
Via NESN.com
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Sandoval Agree to Five-Year Contract; Lavarnway DFA

Newly acquired Red Sox Pablo Sandoval poses with a Panda Bear after a press conference to announce the third baseman to Fenway Park on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. As we learned on Monday, the Boston Red Sox and Pablo Sandoval have agreed to a five-year deal. The deal is worth $95 million over the five years with a club option for a sixth year. Here’s the release from the Red Sox...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Make Panda Deal Official, Will Be #48

The Red Sox made it official just before a 1PM news conference—stating they had signed Pablo Sandoval to a five-year contract. The release also noted that there is a team option in the contract for a sixth year. To make room on the 40-man roster, the team designated catcher Ryan Lavarnway for assignment. The Panda—sure to be a fan favorite at Fenway Park—will play third base...
Via FenwayNation
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pawtucket Red Sox 2014 Breakdown: Evaluating Boston’s Triple-A Squad

The Pawtucket Red Sox tasted championship success in 2014. The PawSox won their second Governors’ Cup in three seasons, highlighting the talent that continues to filter through the Boston Red Sox’s Triple-A affiliate. Several players even jumped to the majors and could factor into Boston’s 2015 plans. Triple-A is interesting because September call-ups often create a depleted...
Via NESN.com
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Reasons to continue watching the 2014 Red Sox

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterAfter beating the the O's one last time for this season, the Red Sox currently hold a 68-88 record. Since the Bobby Valentine season ended with a 69-93 record, it seems very unlikely that this year the Red Sox will end with a worse record. After all, the 2014 squad did better that the 2012 Red Sox. Since the Red Sox are not making it to the playoffs...
Via RedSoxLife
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Recall Rusney Castillo, Five Others From Triple-A Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox on Wednesday recalled six players from Triple-A Pawtucket. Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo was among those called up before Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Outfielder Bryce Brentz, third baseman Garin Cecchini, catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway, left-handed pitcher Edwin Escobar and right-handed pitcher Heath Hembree also joined...
Via NESN.com
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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