Ryan Lavarnway

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Ryan Lavarnway MLB Career Stats

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Ryan Lavarnway Bio

  • Full Name: Ryan Cole Lavarnway
  • Pronunciation: la-VARN-way
  • Born: 8/7/1987 in Burbank, CA
  • Draft: 2008, Boston Red Sox, 6th rd. (202nd overall)
  • College: Yale
  • Debut: August 18, 2011
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MLB Career Stats 373 30 74 7 40 0 .198 .258 .574
  • Status: Active

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May 15, 2016 at 2:04 PM ET

Braves release Minors catcher Lavarnway

The Braves have released veteran Minor League catcher Ryan Lavarnway, who was hitting .276 for Triple-A Gwinnett this season.

March 30, 2016 at 1:30 PM ET

Braves option three, likely settle rotation

The Braves trimmed their roster on Wednesday, optioning right-hander Mike Foltynewicz to Triple-A Gwinnett and reassigning catchers Ryan Lavarnway and Blake Lalli to Minor League camp.

Awards

Ryan Lavarnway Awards

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2010 Peo Javelinas AFL

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Pawtucket INT

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Boston AL
2011 Boston AL
2012 Boston AL

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Pawtucket INT

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/25/2011 Pawtucket INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Pawtucket INT

MiLB.com INT Player of the Month

Month Team League
07/2011 Pawtucket INT

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/30/2010 Portland EAS

CAR Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/19/2010 Salem CAR

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Salem CAR

CAR Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Salem CAR

Ryan Lavarnway Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 27, 2016 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent C Ryan Lavarnway to a minor league contract.
May 27, 2016 C Ryan Lavarnway assigned to New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
May 13, 2016 Gwinnett Braves released C Ryan Lavarnway.
November 24, 2015 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster C Ryan Lavarnway to spring training.
October 9, 2015 Atlanta Braves sent C Ryan Lavarnway outright to Gwinnett Braves.
June 15, 2015 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of C Ryan Lavarnway from Gwinnett Braves.
May 30, 2015 Atlanta Braves signed free agent C Ryan Lavarnway to a minor league contract.
May 30, 2015 C Ryan Lavarnway assigned to Gwinnett Braves.
May 29, 2015 C Ryan Lavarnway elected free agency.
May 29, 2015 Baltimore Orioles sent C Ryan Lavarnway outright to Norfolk Tides.
May 26, 2015 Baltimore Orioles designated Ryan Lavarnway for assignment.
April 6, 2015 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of C Ryan Lavarnway from Norfolk Tides.
January 16, 2015 Baltimore Orioles sent C Ryan Lavarnway outright to Norfolk Tides.
January 9, 2015 Baltimore Orioles designated Ryan Lavarnway for assignment.
December 23, 2014 Baltimore Orioles claimed C Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from Chicago Cubs.
December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs claimed C Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from Los Angeles Dodgers.
December 10, 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers designated C Ryan Lavarnway for assignment.
December 5, 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers claimed C Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from Boston Red Sox.
November 25, 2014 Boston Red Sox designated C Ryan Lavarnway for assignment.
September 17, 2014 Boston Red Sox recalled C Ryan Lavarnway from Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 28, 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox activated C Ryan Lavarnway from the 7-day disabled list.
August 21, 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox placed 1B Ryan Lavarnway on the 7-day disabled list. Concussion.
August 14, 2014 Boston Red Sox optioned 1B Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 7, 2014 Boston Red Sox sent 1B Ryan Lavarnway on a rehab assignment to Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 25, 2014 Boston Red Sox sent C Ryan Lavarnway on a rehab assignment to Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 21, 2014 Boston Red Sox sent C Ryan Lavarnway on a rehab assignment to Portland Sea Dogs.
July 18, 2014 Boston Red Sox sent C Ryan Lavarnway on a rehab assignment to GCL Red Sox.
June 5, 2014 Boston Red Sox transferred 1B Ryan Lavarnway from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Fractured left hamate
May 30, 2014 Boston Red Sox placed C Ryan Lavarnway on the 15-day disabled list. Left wrist injury
May 26, 2014 Boston Red Sox recalled C Ryan Lavarnway from Pawtucket Red Sox.
March 28, 2014 Boston Red Sox optioned C Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket Red Sox.
November 1, 2013 Ryan Lavarnway roster status changed by Boston Red Sox.
October 4, 2013 Boston Red Sox reassigned C Ryan Lavarnway to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2013 Boston Red Sox recalled C Ryan Lavarnway from Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 19, 2013 Boston Red Sox optioned Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 18, 2013 Boston Red Sox recalled Ryan Lavarnway from Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 24, 2013 Boston Red Sox optioned Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 12, 2013 Boston Red Sox recalled Ryan Lavarnway from Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 28, 2013 Boston Red Sox optioned Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 25, 2013 Boston Red Sox recalled Ryan Lavarnway from Pawtucket Red Sox.
March 27, 2013 Boston Red Sox optioned Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 1, 2012 Boston Red Sox recalled Ryan Lavarnway from Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 1, 2012 Boston Red Sox optioned Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket Red Sox.
September 5, 2011 Boston Red Sox recalled Ryan Lavarnway from Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 26, 2011 Boston Red Sox optioned Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 18, 2011 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Ryan Lavarnway from Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 13, 2011 Ryan Lavarnway assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
February 2, 2011 Boston Red Sox invited non-roster C Ryan Lavarnway to spring training.
July 15, 2010 Ryan Lavarnway assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
April 5, 2010 Ryan Lavarnway assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
March 3, 2010 C Ryan Lavarnway assigned to Boston Red Sox.

Ryan Cole Lavarnway Bio Info

Married to Jamie. Was a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award and Golden Spikes Award as a junior at Yale in 2008...Also was a candidate for the Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year, named Second-Team All-Ivy and First-Team All-New England that year after leading the Ivy League in homers (13), RBI (42), walks (29), SLG (.824), and OBP (.541) while pacing the Bulldogs with a .398 AVG...Became the Ivy League's all-time leader with 33 career homers (since surpassed)... Hit for an NCAA-best .467 (70-for-150) with an .873 SLG during his sophomore season...Was a philosophy major. Graduated from El Camino Real (CA) High School in 2005. Participated in the Red Sox Rookie Program in 2011.

2014

Split time between the Red Sox and Triple-A Pawtucket...Was his fourth consecutive season with ML action (since 2011)...Appeared in nine games over two big league stints...Missed over two months of the season on the ML disabled list...Went hitless in 10 AB for BOS...Appeared exclusively at 1B, his first ML experience at the position...Began the season with Triple-A Pawtucket before being recalled on May 26...Made season debut that day at Atlanta, pinch-hitting and going 0-for-1...Appeared in four straight games from May 26-29 before being placed on the 15-day DL on May 30 with a left hamate fracture...Transferred to 60-day DL on June 4...Played in 13 games over two rehab assignments between the GCL Red Sox, Double-A Portland, and Pawtucket...Activated from the DL and optioned to Pawtucket on August 14...Played in 19 games for the PawSox from August 14-September 16, including nine postseason contests, before recall on September 17...Appeared in four of the Red Sox' final five games of the season from September 24-28 (0-for-5)...Played in 62 regular-season games for the PawSox, including rehab, and split time between 1B (31 G) and C (15 G)...Hit .342 (25-for-73) over a 19-game stretch from April 12-May 4, the seventh-best AVG in the International League in that time...Over his last 26 Triple-A games overall, including rehab, regular season, and postseason, hit .316 (30-for-95) with two home runs and 15 RBI...Ranked among IL postseason leaders in AVG (sixth, .324), RBI (second, 6), hits (second, 11), OBP (fifth, .395), and runs scored (T-first, 5) over eight games...Hit .289 (11-for-38) overall in nine postseason games, including the Triple-A National Championship Game...Named the Governors' Cup Most Valuable Player...Helped Pawtucket earn the Governors' Cup title, going 10-for-22 (.455) with two doubles, a home run, and three RBI in a five-game series against Durham.

2013

Hit .299 (23-for-77) in 25 games over 4 stints with the Red Sox, his 3rd consecutive campaign appearing in the majors. Appeared in 22 games behind the plate and made 18 starts, all at catcher...Threw out 5 of 30 attempted base stealers (16.7%). Hit safely in 15 of his 18 starts and reached base safely in all but 2...Overall hit .294 (20-for-68) as a starter and went 3-for-9 (.333) as a sub, including 1-for-5 as a PH (.200). Batted .319 (15-for-47) against right-handed pitching compared to .267 (8-for-30) against lefties. Recalled for 1st ML stint of the year on 4/25...Optioned following the 4/27 tilt without appearing in a game. Played 3 games (2 starts) with the Sox in his 2nd stint from 5/12-23...Played 16 times (13 starts) in 3rd stretch with the club from 6/18- 8/18. After going 0-for-3 in 1st start on 5/14, hit safely in 7 straight starts from 5/15-7/11 (.308, 8-for-26). On 8/6 at HOU, hit a 2-run double in the 5th inning to put the Sox ahead for good in a 15-10 win. Hit safely in a career-high 9 straight ML games from 7/29-9/22...Batted .412 (14-for-34) with 3 doubles, a homer, 10 RBI, and 6 runs during the streak. Beginning with 9/1 recall for 4th ML stint of the season, went 6-for-17 (.353) with 6 RBI in 6 games. Hit 1st ML homer of the year 9/4 vs. DET, his 5th career HR and 1st at Fenway Park. Spent majority of 2013 with Triple-A Pawtucket, hitting .250 (45-for-180) with 9 doubles, 3 HR, and 24 RBI. Hit safely in 21 of 28 Triple-A games between April and May, batting a combined .301 (31-for-103) with 8 doubles, all 3 homers, and 18 RBI in those months. Threw out 18 of 45 attempted base stealers (40.0%) at Triple-A, the 4th-best rate among International League catchers (min. 30 SB attempts).

2012 Began the year at Triple-A Pawtucket before recall to BOS on 8/1...Appeared in 46 tilts with the Red Sox over the remainder of the season...Led the team with 27 games caught and 24 starts at catcher beginning 8/12. Made 28 appearances behind the plate with the Sox overall, including 25 starts...Also started 16 times at DH...Started 25 of the Sox last 29 tilts (15 C, 10 DH) and had 35 starts in the club's last 42 games beginning 8/18...With BOS, caught 3 of 31 attempted base stealers (9.7%). Caught Craig Breslow on 8/18 at NYY to become the 2nd-ever battery of Yale products in a ML game, with the 1st being PHI Athletics P Al Hubbard and C Jack Jones on 9/15/1883...They were the 1st pair of former Bulldogs to play in at least 1 game for the same ML team in a season since Frank Quinn and Sam Mele, who both played for the Red Sox in 1949. Posted a career-long 5-game hit streak at a .316 clip (6-for-19) from 8/24-29, during a career-long 7-game on-base streak from 8/24-9/1. Hit a go-ahead solo home run in 6th inning on 9/4 at SEA, driving in the game-winning run...Was his 1st ML home run since a 2-homer game on 9/27/11 at BAL. Knocked a 3-run homer and matched a career high with 4 RBI on 9/14 at TOR (2nd time, also 9/27/11 at BAL). Played in 83 games for Triple-A Pawtucket to begin the year, including 80 tilts behind the plate...Led the International League in games caught at the time of his recall. Was the starting catcher on the International League All-Star Team and named a post-season IL All-Star. Entered the season as the No. 9 prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America. 2011 Hit 32 home runs between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket before playing 17 games with Boston in his 1st career Major League action...Tied for 4th among all minor leaguers in homers, the most by a Red Sox farmhand since 2004 (Earl Snyder, 36)...Tabbed Red Sox Offensive Co-Player of the Year for the 2nd straight season...Also named Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year by both the Boston Chapter of the BBWAA and Baseball America...Selected as the catcher on Baseball America's annual Minor League All-Star Team...Was also rated by the publication as the best power prospect in the International League in 2011...Was behind the plate in 8 games with the Red Sox, including 2 starts, and caught his only attempted base stealer...Also made 7 starts at designated hitter...Was 0-for-2 as a pinch-hitter...Became 6th former Yale student to play for Boston, 1st since Craig Breslow in 2006, and Yale's 1st position player to appear in an ML game since Dick Tettelbach from 1955-57...Selected to the Sox active roster on 8/18 and made Major League debut that night at KC with a start at DH...Singled and scored in the 5th inning on 8/19 at KC for 1st ML hit and run...Collected 1st RBI with a single in the 6th on 8/20 at KC...Hit safely in 4 of 7 tilts for a .304 clip (7-for-23) with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 3 runs and 4 walks over his 1st stint with the Big League club before he was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket on 8/25...Recalled again on 9/5 for the remainder of the season...Made 1st ML start at catcher on 9/27 at BAL and went 2-for-4 with 2 homers and 4 RBI, his 1st career home runs...Became only the 3rd player in Major League history to hit multiple homers in his 1st game started behind the plate, joining Philadelphia's Bobby Pfeil (7/27/71) and Toronto's J.P. Arencibia (8/7/10)...Is the only backstop in this group to also throw out a runner, nabbing Adam Jones in the 2nd...At 24 years/51 days old, was the youngest Sox with a multi-homer game since Nomar Garciaparra hit 2 at the same age on 9/12/97 at MIL...Was the 1st Red Sox with a multi-homer game within his 1st 16 Major League tilts since John Marzano on 8/16/87 vs. TEX, his 13th ML contest...Combined to hit .290 (126-for-435) with 23 doubles, 32 homers, 93 RBI, 75 runs and 57 walks in 116 games After joining the PawSox on 6/13, led the International League in home runs (18) and SLG (.612) while pacing Pawtucket with a .295 clip (67-for-227), 18 doubles (tied) and 55 RBI in 61 games...Homered 8 times in 10 contests from 7/10-22...Topped the minor leagues with a 1.256 SLG and 1.825 OPS in that stretch...Named International League Player of the Week from 7/18-24, over which he hit .409 (9-for-22) with 3 doubles, 4 home runs and 11 RBI in 6 games...Following the season, played in 5 games with Bravos de Margarita of the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .357 (5-for-14) with a double and 5 walks...Entered 2011 as Boston's No. 1 catching prospect according to Baseball America...Attended 1st Major League Spring Training as a non-roster invitee...in the minor leagues...Threw out 36.7 percent (29 of 79) of attempted base stealers in the minors...Placed 3rd among Sox minor leaguers in RBI and ranked 6th among Boston's full-season farmhands in AVG. 2010 Played with High-A Salem and Double-A Portland, earning Co-Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year honors...Combined to establish career highs with a .288 average (133-for-462), 22 home runs and 102 RBI...Led the Red Sox farm system and ranked 11th among all minor leaguers in RBI...Paced qualifying Red Sox hitters with a .487 slugging percentage...Also finished among organizational leaders in homers (2nd, 22), walks (3rd, 70) and batting average (5th, .288)...Combined to throw out 20 of 60 (33.3%) attempted base stealers in 53 games caught between the 2 stops...Was named the CL's Player of the Week for 4/12-18 after hitting .462 (18-for-39) with 3 homers and 15 RBI during that span...Was Boston's Minor League Offensive Player of the Month for April after hitting .355 (27-for-76) with 6 homers and a Carolina League-best 23 RBI in the month...Named to both the Carolina League's mid- and post-season All-Star teams...Went 1-for-2 as the circuit's starting catcher in the exhibition against the California League, 6/22 in Myrtle Beach...Was leading the CL in RBI (63) and home runs (tied, 14) at the time of his transfer to the Sea Dogs on 7/15... Despite the promotion, was Salem's overall leader in homers...Hit 8 homers in 44 games with the Sea Dogs, including 6 long balls during an 11-game stretch from 8/19-31...Selected as Eastern League Player of the Week for 8/23-29...Led all Double-A players with 7 extra-base hits and 4 home runs (tied) while batting .421 (8-for-19) with 7 runs scored in that period...Also played 21 games for Peoria of the Arizona Fall League, hitting .268 (22-for-82) with 3 home runs and 12 RBI...Following the season, was rated as the No. 17 prospect in the Carolina League by Baseball America. 2009 Spent 1st full season with Single-A Greenville and led Red Sox farmhands with 21 home runs and a .540 slugging percentage...Ranked 3rd in the South Atlantic League in homers...Tied for 2nd in both the SAL and among Red Sox minor leaguers with 87 RBI...Led the Drive and while ranking among circuit leaders in extra-base hits (1st, 59), doubles (3rd, 36), slugging percentage (4th), HR/AB ratio (4th, 19.24) and total bases (5th, 218)...Also topped Drive qualifiers with a .285 average (115-for-404) and paced the team in at-bats (404), runs (60), hits (115) and walks (50)...Tallied a season-high, 14-game hitting streak from 5/6-6/4, hitting .346 (18-for-52) with 4 homers in that time...Drove in 65 runs over his last 63 games beginning 6/20...Made 66 appearances behind the plate and 40 as designated hitter...Threw out 28.4 percent (33 of 116) of potential base stealers...Hit .304 (7-for-23) with 1 homer in 6 playoff games. 2008 Spent his 1st pro season with Short-A Lowell...Reached base safely via hit, walk or HBP in 18 of his 21 starts...Caught 27.3 percent (3 of 11) of attempted base stealers in 10 games as catcher...Went 1-for-9 (.111) in 3 playoff games.