Red Sox Recall Lavarnway, This Time For Good?

August 2, 2012 12:00 AM
Red Sox Recall Lavarnway, This Time For Good?
" BOSTON (CBS) – It took Ryan Lavarnway until mid-August to make his way into the big leagues last year.

Now in 2012, he’s up a little earlier. This time though, he could be up for good.

With outfielder Daniel Nava hitting the DL on Wednesday with left wrist pain, the Red Sox recalled Lavarnway to serve as another right-handed bat in the order.

“It’s great to be back,” Lavarnway told ESPNBoston ’s Joe McDonald Wednesday. “It doesn’t matter the situation.”

Larvanway, who hit .295 with eight home runs, 43 RBI and 50 runs scored in 83 games for the PawSox, could see some time behind the plate very soon. Backup catcher Kelly Shoppach is nursing a shin injury suffered in Tueday’s 4-1 win over Detroit, and with DH David Ortiz on the DL, Jarrod Saltalamacchia could slide into that role.

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That would clear the path for Lavarnway to don the catching equipment on a regular basis, something he did while with Pawtucket all season "

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