Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Lavarnway called up as Nava hits disabled list

 

Ryan Lavarnway, who is arguably the best right-handed hitter in Boston’s farm system and its No. 3 overall prospect, strolled into the clubhouse unexpectedly a few hours before Wednesday’s Red Sox-Tigers game.

The catcher’s latest promotion to the Majors could be short, as Lavarnway is here to fill out the bench at a time when several players are nicked up.

Lavarnway is taking the roster spot of outfielder Daniel Nava, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist sprain.

With catcher Kelly Shoppach (shin) and shortstop Mike Aviles (turf toe) both unavailable for Wednesday’s game, that also created a need for Lavarnway’s right-handed bat…

“I loved him in Spring Training, and since [then], he’s continued to make improvements,” said [manager Bobby] Valentine. “Offensively, [Pawtucket manager] Arnie [Beyeler] says he’s definitely ready and will continue to improve, and we hope he continues to improve. Defensively is the same—that he’s ready, but we want him to continue to improve.”

It remains to be seen if Lavarnway will get a chance to catch during this stint in Boston. He caught the final two games of the 2011 season for the Sox, coming up with two big homers and playing solid defense.

The District Attorney Posted: August 02, 2012 at 10:19 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: daniel nava, minor leagues, red sox, ryan lavarnway, transactions

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Downtown Bookie
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogPitchers batting is dumb and the DH should be universal | HardballTalk
(329 - 6:24pm, Apr 27)
Last: BDC

NewsblogAlex Guerrero is forcing the issue with Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles - Dodgers Report - ESPN
(6 - 6:24pm, Apr 27)
Last: Batman

Newsblog4-27-2015 OMNICHATTER
(7 - 6:22pm, Apr 27)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogOTP - April 2015: Church, baseball, politics: Rahm and Chuy work to close the deal
(4109 - 6:22pm, Apr 27)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogVideo: Gordon's leaping catch in stands | MLB.com
(13 - 6:17pm, Apr 27)
Last: stealfirstbase

NewsblogFraley: Baseball history has plenty examples of why Josh Hamilton reunion won't be as fruitful as before | Dallas Morning News
(22 - 6:16pm, Apr 27)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogFangraphs: Different Aging Curves for Different Strikeout Profiles.
(14 - 6:15pm, Apr 27)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - April 2015
(1694 - 6:12pm, Apr 27)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogMax Scherzer: No one wants to see pitchers bat
(68 - 6:10pm, Apr 27)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogJosh Hamilton could soon be gone from Los Angeles Angels - MLB - SI.com
(92 - 6:09pm, Apr 27)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogAll-around catchers among most valuable commodities in baseball - The Boston Globe
(58 - 6:06pm, Apr 27)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(815 - 6:04pm, Apr 27)
Last: Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun)

NewsblogVideo: A-Rod's solo homer | MLB.com
(19 - 5:59pm, Apr 27)
Last: Joe Bivens, Minor Genius

NewsblogBBTF 2015 Shooty Memorial Softball Meet-up!
(134 - 5:55pm, Apr 27)
Last: Rickey! is just here so he don't get fined

NewsblogNats playing miserably; perhaps just as bad, some seem depressed - CBSSports.com
(35 - 5:54pm, Apr 27)
Last: Rickey! is just here so he don't get fined

Page rendered in 0.1609 seconds
46 querie(s) executed