BoSox acquire Varvaro from Braves

Boston, MA ( – The Boston Red Sox acquired right-handed
pitcher Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league
right-handed pitcher Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations on Wednesday.

Varvaro, 30, was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA in 61 relief appearances last season for
the Braves.

Over the last two seasons with Atlanta, Varvaro is 6-4 with a 2.74 ERA and
just 114 hits allowed in 128 innings. He is one of only 18 major league
relievers with at least 50.0 innings pitched and an ERA of 2.85 or lower in
each of the last two seasons.

Kurcz, 24, spent this past season with Double-A Portland where he was 3-2 with
three saves and a 2.14 ERA in 34 games. For his minor league career, Kurcz has
gone 13-11 with 16 saves and a 2.81 ERA in 121 games (12 starts).