Dodgers claim Lavarnway from Boston

Los Angeles, CA ( – The Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed
catcher Ryan Lavarnway from the Boston Red Sox.

The Red Sox designated Lavarnway for assignment late last month after signing
Pablo Sandoval and former Dodger Hanley Ramirez as free agents.

Lavarnway appeared in 97 games for the Red Sox from 2011-14, batting .201 with
five homers and 34 runs batted in. The 27-year-old southern California native
was hitless in 10 at-bats for Boston in 2014 and hit .285 in 67 minor league
games while battling a strained left wrist.

The Dodgers also designated catcher Drew Butera for assignment on Friday.

Butera played in 61 games for Los Angeles last season and batted .188 with
three homers and 14 RBI. He is a career .183 hitter in 251 games with the
Dodgers and Minnesota Twins.