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Ryan Lavarnway | First Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs claimed 1B/C Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Dodgers.
Lavarnway had been claimed by the Dodgers earlier this month before being designated for assignment a week later for the second time this offseason. The 27-year-old had an injury-shortened 2014 season and isn't really a prospect anymore but is probably worth a flier. It remains to be seen how he'll fit in with the Cubs, but he makes the most sense as a third catcher/pinch-hitter. Dec 19 - 3:05 PM

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Dodgers designated 1B/C Ryan Lavarnway for assignment.

Lavarnway was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox last week, but he's now getting the boot after the Dodgers' flurry of activity at the Winter Meetings. The 27-year-old should draw interest on the waiver wire.
Dec 11 - 8:59 AM

Dodgers claimed 1B/C Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Red Sox.

Lavarnway was designated for assignment by the Red Sox last week in order to make room for Pablo Sandoval on the 40-man roster. The 27-year-old missed some time this past season with a broken hamate bone in his left wrist and doesn't have much momentum left as an intriguing prospect, but the new Dodgers' regime figured it was worth taking a chance on him.
Dec 5 - 2:33 PM

Red Sox designated 1B Ryan Lavarnway for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Pablo Sandoval on the 40-man roster. Lavarnway gained some momentum as a prospect after posting some big numbers in the minors a couple of years ago, but his success hasn't translated in the majors. Still, the 27-year-old figures to draw some interest on waivers.
Nov 25 - 12:29 PM

Red Sox recalled 1B Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Lavarnway has had an injury-shortened season at Pawtucket, hitting .283/.389/.370 with three homers over 62 contests. He doesn't figure to see much playing time down the stretch.
Sep 17 - 1:22 PM

Red Sox activated 1B Ryan Lavarnway from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Lavarnway is finally recovered from hamate bone surgery, but he'll get a little more time in the minors before potentially joining the Red Sox as a September callup. The 27-year-old is a .205/.254/.322 career hitter in 295 plate appearances at the major league level.
Aug 14 - 3:22 PM

Ryan Lavarnway (wrist) went 3-for-5 with two RBI Thursday as he resumed a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Making his way back from hamate bone surgery, Lavarnway tried to begin a rehab assignment late last month before shutting things down. He shouldn't need much time before being ready for activation, but he's no guarantee to be added to the big league roster.
Aug 8 - 8:25 AM

Red Sox transferred 1B Ryan Lavarnway from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Lavarnway underwent surgery earlier this week for a broken left hamate bone. He's expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks and will likely be optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket once he returns to full health.
Jun 5 - 1:55 PM

Ryan Lavarnway underwent surgery Tuesday in Cleveland for his broken left hamate bone.

Lavarnway is expected to be out 4-6 weeks and will likely be optioned back to Triple-A once he's healthy.
Jun 3 - 5:38 PM

Ryan Lavarnway will miss at least the next 4-6 weeks due to a broken hamate bone in his left wrist.

Surgery to remove the bone is being scheduled. Lavarnway was only up with the big club for a couple days but suffered the injury on a swing during Thursday's contest. He's hit .265/.357/.346 with two homers and 11 RBI in 44 games this season at the Triple-A level.
May 30 - 3:49 PM

Red Sox placed 1B/C Ryan Lavarnway on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left wrist.

The results of his MRI haven't been revealed yet, but obviously the injury is bad enough to necessitate a trip to the disabled list. More should be known about a potential timetable for Lavarnway later Friday. Alex Hassan has replaced him on the roster.
May 30 - 2:02 PM

Ryan Lavarnway will undergo an MRI on his left wrist Friday.

Lavarnway, who was just called up Monday, injured the wrist during Thursday's game. Obviously more will be known about his timetable when the results of the exam are revealed.
May 29 - 10:38 PM

Ryan Lavarnway left Thursday's game versus the Braves with left wrist soreness.

Lavarnway was making his first career start at first base but had to leave for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning. It's poor timing, as he would be in line to see some at-bats with Mike Napoli (finger) on the disabled list.
May 29 - 8:57 PM

Red Sox recalled C Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Lavarnway was hitting .265/.357/.346 with two homers and 11 RBI in 44 games this season at the Triple-A level. He owns a weak .585 career OPS in the majors and probably won't play enough to carry fantasy relevance anyway. Lavarnway will back up catcher and first base.
May 26 - 9:56 AM

Red Sox optioned C Ryan Lavarnway to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Lavarnway did his best to make the club this spring, slashing .289/.357/.474 in 38 at-bats, but the club is set with veterans A.J. Pierzynski and David Ross behind the dish. Lavarnway could be converted to a first baseman at Triple-A to alleviate the logjam the Sox have at backstop in their organization.
Mar 28 - 6:42 PM