BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox have recalled catcher Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket, who is taking the roster spot left vacant by the demotion of pitcher Alfredo Aceves.
The 25-year-old Lavarnway hit .310 with three doubles, one home run and seven RBI in 11 games for Pawtucket this season. He made all his appearances behind the plate, throwing out four of eight possible base stealers.
A sixth round pick by Boston in the 2008 draft, Lavarnway has 63 career major league games to his name with a .172 batting average, 10 doubles, four home runs and 20 RBI.
The Red Sox sent Aceves down to Pawtucket following Wednesday’s win over the Oakland Athletics. Aceves, who is 1-1 with an 8.66 ERA this season, has 72 hours from the demotion to report, but reports indicate the Red Sox are looking for trade partners for the reliever/spot starter.