Anthony Varvaro

Reliever Anthony Varvaro returned to Red Sox, placed on 15-day disabled list, but reportedly done for season

Ryan Hannable
May 24, 2015 - 9:48 am

Reliever Anthony Varvaro is back with the Red Sox. After being designated for assignment by the team on April 29, and then claimed by the Cubs, it was found out the right-hander has a right flexor strain. The severity of the injury was unknown to the Red Sox at the time of the assignment, so both clubs agreed it would be appropriate to return Varvaro to the Red Sox for placement on the disabled list in accordance with major league rules. Varvaro has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, but it looks like he will likely be transferred to the 60-day DL, as a report from has him quoted saying he will have surgery and will be unable to pitch again this season. "The tendon is partially torn off the bone, but the elbow is stable otherwise," Varvaro said. "I'll begin my rehab here on [Staten] Island and then go to the team's camp in Florida." Varvaro made nine relief appearances for the Red Sox this season.The right-hander was 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA, allowing 14 hits and recording eight strikeouts against six walks. For more Red Sox news, visit