Ryan Lavarnway

Ryan Lavarnway claimed off waivers by Dodgers

Ryan Hannable
December 05, 2014 - 10:04 am

The Ryan Lavarnway era in Boston has come to an end. After being designated for assignment following the Pablo Sandoval signing, the first baseman/catcher was claimed off waivers Friday by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lavarnway, 27, split the 2014 season between Triple-A Pawtucket and the Red Sox, while suffering a broken bone in his wrist, forcing him to miss several months. He played nine games in the big leagues, going 0-for-10, and in 97 career big league games, he has a .201/.249/.315 line with five homers. He was strictly a catcher until being tried out at first base beginning last season, an effort to gain versatility. The Yale product was drafted in the sixth-round of the 2008 draft and made his major league debut Aug. 18, 2011. For more Red Sox news, visit weei.com/redsox.