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Lavarnway Called Up by Red Sox

Ryan Lavarnway. (photo by Stephen Fritzer)
Ryan Lavarnway. (photo by Stephen Fritzer)

Will Join Red Sox for Tonight's Game against Houston


Boston Red Sox Website


BOSTON, Mass. — Former Yale catcher Ryan Lavarnway '06 was recalled by the Boston Red Sox from Triple-A Pawtucket, the Red Sox announced Thursday.

To make room for him on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Alfredo Aceves was optioned to Pawtucket following yesterday's win over Oakland.

Lavarnway, 25, has appeared in 11 games for the PawSox in 2013, all at catcher, and has hit .310 (13-for-42) with three doubles, one home run, seven RBI, nine runs, and seven walks. He has thrown out four of eight attempted base stealers (50 percent), tied for the second-best rate among International League qualifiers. Selected by the Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2008 June Draft, Lavarnway has played in 63 career major league games with Boston over the 2011-12 seasons, going 33-for-192 (.172) with 10 doubles, four home runs, and 20 RBI. He will be active for tonight's game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park.

The 31-year-old Aceves has gone 1-1 with an 8.66 ERA (17 ER/17.2 IP) in five appearances with Boston this season, including three starts.  In 188 career major league games (12 starts) with the Yankees (2008-10) and Red Sox (2011-13), he owns a 27-14 record with 29 saves and a 3.82 ERA (145 ER/341.2 IP).

According to Red Sox beat writer Pete Abraham, of the Boston Globe, fellow former Bulldog Craig Breslow '02 is scheduled to pitch for the PawSox on Saturday and Sunday. He has been out all season with shoulder soreness.

Release courtesy of the Boston Red Sox