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Anthony Varvaro | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox transferred RHP Anthony Varvaro from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Varvaro underwent season-ending elbow surgery on Tuesday. The right-hander posted an impressive 2.63 ERA, 1.079 WHIP, and 50/13 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings last year for the Braves, but he had a mess of a 2015 campaign. May 27 - 5:52 PM

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Red Sox placed RHP Anthony Varvaro on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 29, with a torn right flexor tendon.

This is an interesting one. Varvaro was claimed off waivers by the Cubs early this month after the Red Sox designated him for assignment. Chicago eventually removed him from their 40-man roster, as well, but he's now back in Boston because it's been discovered he suffered the elbow injury while with the Red Sox. Varvaro isn't expected to return this season, but at least he'll draw a major league paycheck now.
May 24 - 1:45 PM

Cubs sent RHP Anthony Varvaro outright to Triple-A Iowa.

He made it through waivers unclaimed this time after being designated for assignment twice within a couple weeks. Varvaro will provide relief depth in the minors for the Cubbies.
May 11 - 7:13 PM

Cubs designated RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment.

It's the second time in the last week that Varvaro, who never made an appearance with the Cubs, has been designated for assignment. He could pass through waivers this time.
May 6 - 2:41 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Anthony Varvaro from Triple-A Iowa.

Varvaro was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox over the weekend and could be an asset for the Cubs in middle relief. The 30-year-old righty had a career ERA below 3.00 before his rough first month with Boston.
May 5 - 5:00 PM

Cubs claimed RHP Anthony Varvaro off waivers from the Red Sox.

Varvaro had a rough month for the Red Sox, but his sub-3.00 ERA for his career entering the season pretty much assured him of not passing through waivers unclaimed. He'll report to Triple-A Iowa for now but should get a shot with the big club before long.
May 3 - 2:17 PM

Red Sox designated RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment.

Varvaro lost his roster spot after allowing four runs over his last three relief appearances. He had a sub-3.00 ERA for his career entering the season and could draw some interest on waivers.
Apr 29 - 2:49 PM

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.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:18:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 06:48:00 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.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 06:15:00 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.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 03:10:00 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.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 03:13:00 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.
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 03:56:00 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

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2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Alejandro De Aza
DH1David Ortiz
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PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
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PosRoleName
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2Junichi Tazawa
3Craig Breslow
4Alexi Ogando
5Tommy Layne
6Jean Machi
7Robbie Ross
8Justin Masterson
9Brandon Workman
10Anthony Varvaro