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Anthony Varvaro | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox acquired RHP Anthony Varvaro from the Braves for RHP Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.
Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Braves several days ago. He's been a solid bullpen contributor, posting a 2.99 ERA over 153 appearances in the last four seasons. In 2014, he put up a 2.63 ERA. He should serve as a quality arm and supply the Red Sox with a nice depth piece. Dec 17 - 12:18 PM

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Braves designated RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment.

It's a surprise move given Varvaro's 2.99 ERA over 153 relief appearances for the Braves over the last four seasons, including a 2.63 mark last year. The right-hander will either be claimed off waivers or traded.
Dec 15 - 6:48 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves plan to designate Anthony Varvaro for assignment when their deal with Alberto Callaspo becomes official.

Varvaro, 30, holds a 2.99 ERA over 153 relief appearances for the Braves over the last four seasons, so he figures to draw some interest on waivers. He posted a 2.63 mark with 50 strikeouts over 54 2/3 frames last season.
Dec 15 - 6:15 PM

Braves activated RHP Anthony Varvaro from the paternity leave list.

Gus Schlosser has been sent down in a corresponding move. Varvaro has been excellent for the Braves this season, posting a 2.29 ERA and 39/9 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings.
Jul 25 - 3:10 PM

Braves placed RHP Anthony Varvaro on the paternity leave list.

He'll be away from the club for a few days. Gus Schlosser has been recalled to replace Varvaro in the Braves' bullpen.
Jul 23 - 3:13 PM

Anthony Varvaro was pounded for five runs in an one-plus innings of relief by the Orioles on Friday.

Varvaro has given up 11 earned runs in nine innings this spring. He's supposed to be a member of Atlanta's bullpen and he likely still will be, but he'll need to do better than this to keep his pot once the staff gets healthier.
Mar 21 - 3:56 PM

Anthony Varvaro earned his first career save in Friday's victory over the Marlins.

With Craig Kimbrel unavailable after working the previous three days, the 28-year old Varvaro worked two scoreless innings of relief, surrendering just one hit, to protect a one-run lead. With a 3.13 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 60 1/3 innings, he's developing into another very dependable option in the Braves bullpen.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:04:00 PM

Anthony Varvaro or Cristhian Martinez will likely be designated for assignment in order to make room for the newly-acquired Luis Ayala on the roster.

The Braves were nearly forced to make the same decision at the end of spring training, but both began the season in the bullpen after Jonny Venters (elbow) landed on the disabled list. Varvaro hasn't been as successful as Martinez in the big leagues, so he's likely the odd man out.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 03:28:00 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes that the Braves could trade either Anthony Varvaro or Cristian Martinez if Jordan Walden (back) is ready for the season.

If Walden is ready, there won't be room for both pitchers on the Opening Day roster. Varvaro and Martinez are out of options and likely wouldn't clear waivers, so the Braves could look to find a trade partner. Martinez, 31, is coming off a 3.91 ERA and 65/19 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings last season. Varvaro hasn't enjoyed nearly the same success, posting a 4.43 ERA in 34 major league appearances, so he's more likely to end up elsewhere.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 09:05:00 AM

Braves optioned RHP Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Varvaro has posted a 5.40 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 16 2/3 innings this season out of the Atlanta 'pen. He should be given another shot in mid-relief later this summer.
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 03:34:00 PM

Braves recalled RHP Anthony Varvaro from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Varvaro, who began the year on the DL with a right pectoral strain, had a 2.81 ERA and 35/12 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level. Cory Gearrin has been sent down to the minors in a corresponding roster move.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 03:32:00 PM

Braves activated RHP Anthony Varvaro from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Varvaro is recovered from his right pectoral strain but will have to do some proving at the Triple-A level before the Braves give him a crack in the major league bullpen.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 12:59:00 PM

Braves placed RHP Anthony Varvaro on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a right pectoral strain.

Varvaro had an ugly 9.45 ERA and 6/4 K/BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings this spring prior to the injury. He'll begin the season with Triple-A Gwinnett once he's back to full health.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 04:32:00 PM

Anthony Varvaro left Friday's game against the Mets with a right pectoral strain.

Varvaro failed to retire a batter Friday, allowing three consecutive singles and a walk before leaving the game. No word yet on the severity, but between the injury and his ugly 9.45 ERA this spring, he's unlikely to make Atlanta's bullpen.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 04:33:00 PM

Anthony Varvaro failed to retire any of the four Mets he faced before coming out of Friday's game.

Especially with Arodys Vizcaino out, Varvaro was in great position to claim an opening in the Atlanta pen, but he's thrown it away with a 9.45 ERA this spring. Jairo Asencio and Gory Gearrin look like the favorites to occupy the two vacancies now.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 04:20:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
3Ryan Hanigan
4Dan Butler
5Blake Swihart
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
3Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Sean Coyle
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Brock Holt
3Bryce Brentz
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Mookie Betts
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Anthony Ranaudo
7Brandon Workman
8Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Anthony Varvaro
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Drake Britton
8Edwin Escobar
9Steven Wright
10Matt Barnes
11Nestor Molina