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Ryan Lavarnway | Catcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Orioles designated C/1B Ryan Lavarnway for assignment.
The move clears a spot for Steve Clevenger on the active roster. Lavarnway gets the boot after going just 3-for-28 (.107) over 10 games. May 26 - 2:45 PM

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Orioles purchased the contract of C/1B Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Norfolk.

Lavarnway gives the O's another decent bench bat and depth behind the plate. He's not fantasy relevant.
Apr 6 - 11:41 AM

Orioles sent C/1B Ryan Lavarnway outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Finally Lavarnway stays put in the same organization after being claimed off waivers three times this winter. He'll be invited to spring training but probably won't crack the Opening Day roster.
Jan 16 - 3:48 PM

Orioles designated 1B/C Ryan Lavarnway for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Delmon Young. Lavarnway has been in four organizations already this offseason and could now land in a fifth. The 27-year-old has hit in the minors but sports just a .208/.389/.370 batting line during his time in the majors.
Jan 9 - 5:13 PM

Orioles claimed 1B/C Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Cubs.

While Matt Wieters (elbow) is hopeful that he'll be ready to start on Opening Day, the Orioles added depth at catcher in the form of Lavarnway. He'll join Steve Clevenger and Caleb Joseph as potential starters should Wieters be unable to go. Lavarnway was once a somewhat promising prospect, but that talent has yet to translate to the majors, as he's hit only .208/.389/.370 over the course of his career.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 02:18:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 03:05:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 08:59:00 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.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 02:33:00 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.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 12:29:00 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.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:22:00 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.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 03:22:00 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.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 08:25:00 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.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 01:55:00 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.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 05:38:00 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.
Fri, May 30, 2014 03:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Delmon Young
2Steve Pearce
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
6Mike Wright
7Tyler Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe