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Over the Monster May 3, 2015

Red Sox claim Luis Jimenez off waivers, Anthony Varvaro claimed by Cubs

The Red Sox have lost Anthony Varvaro off waivers to the surprise of absolutely nobody. The Red Sox have lost Anthony Varvaro to the Cubs and gained utility infielder Luis Jimenez in a Sunday afternoon filled with waiver wire activity. The bigger news here--and the reason why all this seems quite, quite bad--is the Cubs claiming Anthony Varvaro. It was a stroke of luck that Varvaro fell into Boston's lap this past offseason when the Braves designated him for assignment. The 30-year-old reliever had just produced 128 innings of 2.74 ERA baseball with 93 strikeouts and 38 walks for Atlanta...
DRaysBay Apr 30, 2015

Should the Rays claim Anthony Varvaro off waivers?

Varvaro might help a shaky bullpen, but he might also just add a little more shake. The Red Sox designated right handed reliever Anthony Varvaro for assignment this afternoon. Boston had acquired the out-of-options reliever from Atlanta in December, and he has been one of their strongest players in an otherwise pretty awful bullpen (4.49 FIP, the 4th highest in MLB). Now he's available, and given his performance last season, he might be worth a look. Here's what MLB Trade Rumors wrote about Varvaro at the time of the off-season trade: He produced an attractive 2.63 ERA over 54 2/3 frames...
The Republican Apr 29, 2015

Boston Red Sox's decision to designate Anthony Varvaro is puzzling considering his track record

The move to designate Anthony Varvaro is puzzling considering the righty's track record. He posted a 2.82 ERA in 73.1 relief innings in 2013, then a 2.63 ERA in 54.2 innings in 2014.
The Republican Apr 29, 2015

Boston Red Sox designate Anthony Varvaro for assignment; option Jackie Bradley Jr. to Pawtucket

Anthony Varvaro has posted a 4.09 and 1.82 WHIP in 11.0 innings (nine outings) this season. He was traded to the Red Sox this December from Atlanta for Aaron Kurcz and cash.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 29, 2015

Red Sox roster moves: Tommy Layne recalled, Dalier Hinojosa selected; Jackie Bradley optioned, Anthony Varvaro designtated

For the fourth straight day, the Red Sox made a roster move effecting their bullpen. Wednesday the team recalled reliever Tommy Layne and selected Dalier Hinojosa, while optioning Jackie Bradley back to Triple-A Pawtucket and designating Anthony Varvaro for assignment. Varvaro was designated for assignment in order to get Hinojosa onto the 40-man roster. Bradley […]
Over the Monster Apr 29, 2015

Red Sox designate Anthony Varvaro, demote Jackie Bradley Jr. in series of roster moves

The Red Sox made a bunch of moves on Wednesday afternoon in order to bring some fresh arms to Fenway Park. The Red Sox bullpen has needed some extra help basically since the season began, and have been attempting to plug holes for the last few days. The latest in this series of moves came on Wednesday, when righty Anthony Varvaro was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for reliever Dalier Hinojosa. Jackie Bradley Jr., called up on Tuesday, was sent down for lefty reliever Tommy Layne, who already had one tour with the Sox this year. John Farrell himself mentioned...
Fenway Nation Apr 29, 2015

Jackie Bradley, Jr. Sent Back Down To AAA

Pitchers Dalier Hinojosa and Tommy Layne have been called up to the big club by the Red Sox—and OF Jackie Bradley, Jr. has been sent back down to AAA after one day in The Show. In addition, relief pitcher Anthony Varvaro has been designated for assignment.

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