Lavarnway cleared waivers and was outrighted to the alternate training site.
He will serve as organizational catching depth going forward. Lavarnway hit .364 with zero extra-base hits in 11 at-bats before being cast off the 40-man roster.
Lavarnaway was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Friday.
The 33-year-old joined the Marlins in early August following the team's COVID-19 outbreak, but he's no longer needed with Jorge Alfaro (illness) activated. Lavarnaway appeared in five games and went 4-for-11 during his time with the team.
Lavarnway had his contract selected by the Marlins before Tuesday's game, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Lavarnway will serve as Francisco Cervelli's backup behind the plate while Jorge Alfaro is out. Lavarnway is with his seventh big-league organization, having spent the first four years of his career with the Red Sox, followed in order by the Braves, Orioles, A's, Pirates and last year with the Reds.
Lavarnway will be called up by the Marlins ahead of Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
As the Marlins continue to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak, Lavarnway should serve as a third catcher while Jorge Alfaro (illness) recovers. The 32-year-old has appeared in just 17 games in the majors over the past three seasons, and it's unclear how much playing time he'll get behind the dish with the Marlins.
Lavarnway is part of the Marlins' 60-man player pool, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
He is at best fourth on the depth chart among the six catchers the Marlins invited to summer camp, and is therefore unlikely to see significant playing time in the majors this season.
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.
Lavarnway is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies.
Lavarnway was originally slated to start behind the plate Friday, but Tucker Barnhart (oblique) will instead enter the lineup after being activated off the injured list. Lavarnway figures to see a reduced workload going forward.
Lavarnway went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, two home runs, three runs scored and six RBI in Friday's 12-11 loss to the Cardinals.
Signed off the scrap heap the day before due to a rash of injuries at catcher for the Reds, Lavarnway tied his previous career high for homers in a big-league season in one night. The 31-year-old only had 19 plate appearances in the bigs over the prior two years and a career OPS of .593 coming into Friday, so expecting a repeat performance during his stint in Cincinnati -- or anything even close to it -- would probably be a fool's errand.
Lavarnway signed a major-league contract with the Reds on Thursday.
Lavarnway will provide the Reds with catching depth while Curt Casali (knee), Tucker Barnhart (oblique) and Kyle Farmer (concussion) all deal with injuries. The veteran backstop owns a career .208 average across parts of seven seasons, so it would be unwise to expect much from him during his time with the Reds. To make room for Lavarnway on the roster, Casali was sent to the injured list while Jesus Reyes was designated for assignment.
The Yankees released Lavarnway on Thursday, Donnie Collins of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
Lavarnway has spent the entire 2019 campaign with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting .213 with three home runs across 129 plate appearances. The 31-year-old journeyman catcher lost his spot on the Triple-A roster after the Yankees signed reliever Dan Jennings to a minor-league contract.
Lavarnway was reassigned to minor-league camp Thursday.
Lavarnway hit a respectable .333/.400/.444 with a pair of doubles and six RBI in 11 spring games, but was never expected to supplant Austin Romine as the team's backup. He'll remain in the organization as catching depth.
Lavarnway signed a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training with the Yankees on Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Lavarnway was recently outrighted from Pittsburgh's 40-man roster and elected to become a free agent following just one season within the Pirates' organization. The 31-year-old will have a chance to earn a spot on the Yankees' Opening Day roster, though he will likely be facing an uphill battle, especially if the club retains the services of Austin Romine. Lavarnway has only played in 12 big-league games over the past three years, so look for him to remain at the Triple-A level in 2019.
Lavarnway was outrighted from the Pirates' 40-man roster and will become a free agent, Jerry DiPaola of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Lavarnway elected to hit the free-agent market instead of remaining in the Pirates' system after appearing in just six big-league games in 2018. He spent a majority of the year with Triple-A Indianapolis, slashing .288/.375/.485 with nine home runs and 33 RBI in 77 games. The 31-year-old will look to latch on as catching depth with a new organization.
Lavarnway had his contract purchased from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
Lavarnway will provide addition catching depth for the Pirates as Elias Diaz continues to nurse a hamstring injury. The 31-year-old backstop owns a career .201/.262/.318 slash line across 140 big-league games.
Lavarnway was told Monday that he would not make the Pirates' Opening Day roster, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
Lavarnway joined the Pirates as a non-roster invitee in January and battled for the backup catcher job, which was eventually won by Elias Diaz. The 30-year-old could remain with Pittsburgh as organizational depth. He's appeared in the majors in parts of six seasons, hitting .201/.262/.318 in 140 games.
Lavarnway agreed to a minor-league contract with the Pirates and will attend major-league spring training as a non-roster invitee, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The lack of a 40-man roster spot makes it highly unlikely that Lavarnway will break camp with the big club, even if he's a standout performer in the Grapefruit League. After Lavarnway slashed an unremarkable .239/.327/.341 across 304 plate appearances with Triple-A Nashville in Oakland's system last season, Pittsburgh likely just views the 30-year-old as organizational catching depth.
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|08/16||vs ATL||L 0-4||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|08/12||@ TOR||W 14-11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|08/05||vs BAL||W 2-1||2||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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|2010||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||44||158||25||45||9||0||8||39||26||42||0||0||.285||.395||.494|
|2010||AFA-Salem Red Sox||82||304||66||88||18||0||14||63||44||62||1||0||.289||.392||.487|
|2011||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||55||208||35||59||5||0||14||38||25||47||0||0||.284||.360||.510|
|2011||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||61||227||40||67||18||0||18||55||32||60||1||1||.295||.390||.612|
|2012||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||83||319||52||94||22||0||8||43||40||62||1||0||.295||.376||.439|
|2013||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||50||180||23||45||9||0||3||24||25||25||0||0||.250||.346||.350|
|2014||R-Gcl Red Sox||2||5||1||2||1||0||0||2||1||1||0||0||.400||.500||.600|
|2014||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||3||11||2||3||0||0||1||2||1||1||0||0||.273||.333||.545|
|2014||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||62||219||22||62||10||0||3||20||33||45||0||0||.283||.389||.370|