Anthony Varvaro

#43 RP / Boston Red Sox / EXP: 6YRS / MINORS Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Anthony Varvaro: Elects free agency

      Varvaro (elbow) elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster Friday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. Varvaro missed the majority of the 2015 season after undergoing season-ending surgery for a torn flexor tendon in his right arm in May. He should be ready for the start of the 2016 season though, and figures to find himself on a major league roster wherever he lands.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Red Sox acquire OF Carlos Peguero from Rangers

      The Red Sox acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Rangers on Wednesday in exchange for cash. In order to make room for Peguero on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox transferred pitcher Anthony Varvaro to the 60-day disabled list. Peguero was hitting .186/.310/.414 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 70 at-bats with the Rangers.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Cubs return injured Anthony Varvaro to Red Sox

      The Cubs returned pitcher Anthony Varvaro to the Red Sox, after he was more seriously injured than first known. Varvaro was designated for assignment on April 29, and the Cubs claimed him off waivers on May 3. The Cubs also designated him for assignment and outrighted him to Triple-A. Varvaro was diagnosed with a right flexor tendon strain. The Red Sox released a statement, saying, "As a result of his medical condition on the date of his outright assignment to the Cubs, the severity of which was unknown to the Red Sox at the time of the assignment, both clubs agreed that it would be appropriate to return Varvaro to the Red Sox for placement on the disabled list in accordance with the Major League rules." Varvaro was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 29.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Cubs pitcher Anthony Varvaro clears waivers, heading to Triple-A

      Cubs relief pitcher Anthony Varvaro has cleared waivers and is expected to head to Triple-A Iowa, according to the Chicago Tribune. Varvaro was designated for assignment last week when the team called up reliever Justin Grimm. Varvaro posted an 0-1 record with a 4.09 ERA in 11 innings of work.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Cubs activate Grimm, DFA Varvaro; option Lake, Szczur to Triple-A

      The Cubs announced several roster moves prior to Wednesday's game in St. Louis, per the team's official website. The club activated right-hander Justin Grimm off the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa. Outfielder Junior Lake has been optioned to Triple-A and right-hander Anthony Varvaro has been designated for assignment.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Cubs call up Anthony Varvaro, option Gonzalez Germen

      The Cubs have called up pitcher Anthony Varvaro and optioned pitcher Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A, according to the Chicago Tribune. Chicago claimed Varvaro off waivers Sunday from the Red Sox. He posted a 4.09 ERA with eight strikeouts and six walks in 11 innings of work. German posted a 7.50 ERA with eight strikeouts and five walks in six innings of work for Chicago.

    • by R.J. White |

      Cubs claim Anthony Varvaro off waivers from Red Sox

      The Cubs have claimed pitcher Anthony Varvaro off waivers from the Red Sox and designated pitcher Joe Ortiz for assignment, the team announced Sunday. Varvaro made nine appearances with the Red Sox before hitting waivers, giving up five earned runs in 11 innings while striking out eight batters and walking six. He posted ERAs under 3.00 while making more than 60 appearances in each of his previous two seasons, both with the Braves, and he owns a career 3.23 ERA, 7.4 K/9 rate and 3.4 BB/9 rate in 183 2/3 innings across 166 appearances. Ortiz, whose only major-league action came in 2013 with the Rangers, has given up four earned runs in 10 2/3 innings for Triple-A Iowa while striking out just one batter and walking five. He'll likely be reassigned to Iowa if he clears waivers.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Red Sox promote two, demote two in Wednesday moves

      John Farrell announced Wednesday that the Red Sox have made a slew of moves, including the demotion of outfielder Jackie Bradley back to Triple-A Pawtucket a day after he had been brought up. Farrell also told WEEI that Anthony Varvaro has been designated for assignment and that fellow right-handers Dalier Hinojosa and Tommy Layne have been recalled from the minors. Bradley is still trying to display his potential at the big-league level after batting .198 in 384 at-bats with Boston a year ago. Varvaro punched his ticket back by giving up four runs on eight hits in his last 3 1/3 innings pitched.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Red Sox pitcher Anthony Varvaro could be lefty specialist this year

      Red Sox pitcher Anthony Varvaro could become a specialist out of Boston's bullpen this season, reports Varvaro, who was traded from the Braves during the offseason, said he feels very comfortable pitching to lefties. "When I saw that first lefty step in there, it's like a comfort zone," said Varvaro. "I'm like, 'Here he is.' Then the next one, perfect. And then the third one, I'm like, 'Did they set this up to roll this way to really see [how I am against lefties]'? For some reason, I've pitched better against lefties. I don't want to say why I think that is so other people maybe catch on. I don't want to say it's a comfort zone, but I tend to have more success against lefties." Vavaro kept left-handed hitters to a .149 average in 2014 while allowing .273 to righties. Manager John Farrell wouldn't give away whether he was face exclusively lefties during the season. "Once again, he was powerful and with good late action to attack both lefties and righties," said manager John Farrell. "Varvaro, I thought, was powerful."

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Red Sox acquire right hander Anthony Varvaro from Atlanta

      The Red Sox have acquired right-handed pitcher Anthony Varvaro from the Braves after he was designated for assignment, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Red Sox sent minor-league pitcher Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations. Varvaro was moved to make room for newly acquired Alberto Callaspo Tuesday. Vavaro threw 54 2/3 innings in 2014 with a 2.63 ERA.

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