Red Sox Recall Atchison, Send Down Lavarnway
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BOSTON (AP/CBS) — Facing three games in a 24-hour period because of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irene, the Boston Red Sox added a 13th pitcher Friday.
The team recalled right-hander Scott Atchison from Pawtucket and sent catcher Ryan Lavarnway down to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Atchison, returning to the Red Sox for the fifth time this season, was 0-0 with a 4.70 ERA in nine relief appearances earlier this season.
Lavarnway, recalled because of injuries to Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz, was impressive in his seven-game major league debut, going 7-for-23 (.304) with three RBIs, mostly as a designated hitter. He had a .407 on-base percentage, walking four times to go with six strikeouts.
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