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Ryan Lavarnway | First Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Sean McAdam of reports that Ryan Lavarnway is "being shopped around" by the Red Sox.

There's no room for Lavarnway in Boston with A.J. Pierzynski and David Ross on the roster and no room for him at Triple-A Pawtucket with Christian Vazquez and Daniel Butler expected to handle the catching duties there. If Lavarnway does wind up back at Pawtucket, he's expected to see most of his playing time at first base and DH.
Mar 17 - 3:05 PM

Ryan Lavarnway went 2-for-2 with a double as the Red Sox beat Northeastern University 5-2 in seven innings Thursday.

By signing A.J. Pierzynski and retaining Mike Napoli and Mike Carp, the Red Sox left Lavarnway on the outside looking in once again. He has an option year left, so he'll probably head back to Triple-A Pawtucket for another go. However, if someone wants to flip a prospect for him, he should be available. The Red Sox have better defensive catchers on the way, and Lavarnway probably won't hit enough to be more than a stopgap first baseman or DH.
Feb 27 - 4:10 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Ryan Lavarnway will work at first base in addition to catching during spring training.

The more versatility that the 26-year-old can display during spring training, the better his chances will be of cracking the Opening Day roster. He has intriguing offensive potential, especially with the catcher eligibility, but holds little value in mixed leagues without consistent at-bats.
Jan 31 - 9:44 PM

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

Lavarnway has seen sporadic time with the Red Sox this season, hitting .283/.323/.383 with eight RBI in 60 at-bats. He'll provide additional depth behind the plate and another right-handed power option off the bench.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:23:00 AM

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

Lavarnway is no longer needed with David Ross set to be activated from the DL. He returns to a .259/.367/.388 batting line over 39 games in the minors.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 01:25:00 PM

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

He'll provide catching depth while David Ross is out. Lavarnway has two hits in eight at-bats for the Red Sox this season.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 08:27:00 PM

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

Lavarnway saw just seven at-bats with the big club while David Ross was on the DL. He'll need another injury to occur before getting another call-up.
Fri, May 24, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Mookie Betts
SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
2Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Jake Peavy
5Rubby De La Rosa
Relief Pitcher
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Felix Doubront