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Ryan Lavarnway | Catcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Braves purchased the contract of C Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Lavarnway will take over as the Braves' backup catcher with Christian Bethancourt heading to the minors in a corresponding move. Lavarnway, 27, is a .192/.246/.300 career hitter in 107 major league games. Jun 15 - 11:57 AM

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Braves signed catcher Ryan Lavarnway to a minor league contract.

Jose Yepez landed on the DL in Triple-A, so the Braves needed an extra catcher around. Lavarnway was let go by the Orioles earlier this week.
May 30 - 4:06 PM

Ryan Lavarnway has elected free agency.

He was designated for assignment earlier in the week to make room on the active roster for Steve Clevenger. With so many teams around the league starved for depth behind the plate, he should be able to find a suitable opportunity elsewhere.
May 29 - 7:20 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Ryan Lavarnway
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eury Perez
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Williams Perez
6Matt Wisler
7Manny Banuelos
8Bronson Arroyo
9Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Luis Avilan
4Jason Frasor
5Ross Detwiler
6Andrew McKirahan
7Josh Outman
8Brandon Cunniff
9Chris Withrow
10Jason Grilli
11Shae Simmons