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Bryan LaHair | First Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/5/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Red Sox reassigned 1B Bryan LaHair and RHPs Miguel Celestino, Keith Couch, and Noe Ramirez to minor league camp.
This was the first wave of cuts in big league camp and there are no surprises here. LaHair, a former All-Star, spent last season in the Indians' minor league system. The 32-year-old is unlikely to get another shot in the big leagues. Mar 18 - 9:49 AM

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Red Sox signed 1B Bryan LaHair to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

LaHair, 32, spent last season between Double- and Triple-A with the Indians, batting just .223/.309/.318 with five homers over 111 games. The former All-Star is merely organizational depth.
Jan 29 - 6:47 PM

Indians reassigned 1B Bryan LaHair, C Luke Carlin, and 1B David Cooper to minor league camp.

No real surprises among this round of cuts. LaHair needed surgery this offseason on his wrist and didn't really get a chance to prove himself this spring. The 31-year-old could become useful at some point for the Tribe.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 01:11:00 PM

Bryan LaHair (wrist) will make his Cactus League debut Sunday.

LaHair has been brought along slowly in camp following offseason wrist surgery. He could still have time to be ready for Opening Day but seems unlikely to crack the roster.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Bryan LaHair (wrist) has been cleared to swing a bat.

LaHair will only play first base in an intrasquad game Friday, but he'll be allowed to swing the bat during an intrasquad game Saturday. Recovering from a left wrist debridement procedure, LaHair could still have time to be ready for Opening Day but seems unlikely to crack the roster.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 11:13:00 AM

Bryan LaHair is not yet cleared to take batting practice after having left wrist debridement surgery in September.

LaHair has been cleared for all other activities and is hitting off a tee as he works his way up to batting practice. Signed to a minor league deal earlier this month, the 31-year-old will almost surely begin the season at Triple-A.
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 08:25:00 PM

Indians signed 1B/OF Bryan LaHair to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

LaHair, a former All-Star in 2012, was released by the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League last month after he hit just .230/.236/.428 during his lone season in Nippon Professional Baseball. The 31-year-old will compete for a bench job during spring training.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 03:59:00 PM

The Japanese Softbank Hawks released Bryan LaHair.

The 31-year-old former big-leaguer is now a free agent and could elect to return stateside. LaHair was an MLB All-Star only two years ago, slashing .259/.334/.450 in 2012 while manning first base for the Cubs. Of course, he rode a blazing hot first half onto the roster and fell apart after the All-Star break, causing the Cubs to give up on him last winter. He'll have to settle for a minor league pact.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Bryan LaHair's two-year deal with the Softbank Hawks is for $4.7 million.

It was originally reported as a $4.5 million deal. Heyman says the Hawks are also calling other big leaguers.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 01:07:00 PM

Bryan LaHair has agreed to a contract with the Softbank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League.

The deal will pay him a total of $4.5 million over the next two seasons. It's a nice score for LaHair, who was designated for assignment by the Cubs earlier this week and would have made close to the league minimum had he remained in the major leagues. The 30-year-old first baseman posted a .259/.334/.450 slash line in 2012.
Thu, Nov 22, 2012 10:33:00 AM

According to Sanspo.com, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League are close to an agreement with Bryan LaHair.

LaHair was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Tuesday, but it was reported that the club was trying to find an opportunity for him in Japan. Former Cubs Matt Murton, Bobby Scales and Micah Hoffpauir have also played in Japan in recent seasons.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 11:49:00 AM

Cubs designated 1B/OF Bryan LaHair for assignment.

The 2012 All-Star fell apart at the seams following a hot start to the season and was firmly planted on the bench for most of the second half. The Cubs are currently trying to find an opportunity for him in Japan.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 07:26:00 PM

Bryan LaHair homered in the second and singled in the winning run in the ninth as the Cubs edged the Astros 5-4 on Wednesday.

The Cubs salvaged the finale and sent the Astros to their franchise record 107th loss (they lost 106 games last year). LaHair hit his 18th homer today in his first start since Sept. 20 and just his third in a month. He'll likely be traded this winter. An AL team could use him as a platoon first baseman or DH.
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 05:34:00 PM

Cubs manager Dale Sveum hopes Bryan LaHair will play winter ball again this offseason.

An All-Star this year, LaHair has received just 90 at-bats in the second half and is hitting an ugly .207/.275/.310 since May 16. "For his sake, I think he needs to play winter ball again and get the at-bats he's missed out on and be ready for spring training like he was this year," Sveum said. LaHair might be a trade candidate this winter, as Sveum added that it "goes unsaid" that playing time will be hard to come by for him again in 2013.
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 08:53:00 PM

Bryan LaHair will be used as a bench player moving forward.

LaHair was already pushed to right field following the call-up of Anthony Rizzo, but he's bench-bound now that Brett Jackson is up in the big leagues. "It’s obviously frustrating. I’m not happy about it," said LaHair, who was named to the National League All-Star team last month. But I’m not going to hold my head down or stop working or do anything like that. I’m just going to stay ready and prepare for the next opportunity I get." LaHair started out red-hot this season, but he's batting just .203 with four home runs, a .578 OPS and a 70/17 K/BB ratio over 194 plate appearances since May 16. He should have been discarded in most mixed leagues already.
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 11:07:00 AM

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1B1Mike Napoli
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2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
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3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
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CF1Mookie Betts
2Rusney Castillo
3Jackie Bradley
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RF1Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
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3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Brandon Workman
7Matt Barnes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Anthony Varvaro
7Alexi Ogando
8Brandon Workman
9Tommy Layne
10Edwin Escobar
11Dana Eveland
12Felipe Paulino
13Nestor Molina
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