Lavarnway signed with the Marlins as a non-roster invitee Wednesday. The veteran backstop has spent time in the big leagues in each of the last eight seasons, though he's only appeared in 151 total games and hasn't played in more than six in any of the last three years. He's unlikely to serve as anything more than organizational depth in Miami this season.
Lavarnaway signed a contract with the Indians on Friday. Lavarnaway was released by the Reds on Thursday, but it didn't take long for him to find a new team. The 32-year-old has a .216/.330/.365 slash line over 48 games in Triple-A, and he'll begin at that level with his new organization.
Lavarnway was released by the Reds on Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. Lavarnway has spent most of the season at Triple-A, posting a combined .216/.330/.365 slash line across 48 games with the Yankees' Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the Reds' Louisville. Across parts of eight major-league seasons (151 games), the backstop owns a .211/.270/.343 career triple-slash.
Lavarnway cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday. Lavarnway filled in capably when called on as an organizational depth option over the last two weeks, grabbing a pair of homers in five games. He'll remain in that role going forward, a job that probably suits him best as he owns a poor .211/.270/.343 slash line over parts of eight big-league seasons.
The Reds designated Lavarnway for assignment Sunday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Lavarnway went 5-for-18 while appearing in five games during his abbreviated time with the Reds, with nearly all of his offensive production coming in a two-homer, six-RBI effort in his club debut July 19. Since fellow backstop Kyle Farmer (concussion) is healthy again and the Reds needed to open up a 40-man roster spot for their starting pitcher for Sunday's game against the Rockies (Alex Wood), Lavarnway was deemed an expendable piece.