Thursday, August 18, 2011

Youk Lands On DL, Lavarnway Called Up

Kevin Youkilis was placed on the 15-day DL with a back injury, and his replacement is none other than Ryan Lavarnway. The Red Sox just called Lavarnway up from AAA. Splitting time between AA and AAA this year, Lavarnway had a line of .293/.372/.559 for an OPS of .931 in 478 PAs. He hit 30 HRs, 21 doubles, drove in 85 runs, and scored 71 runs. With Youk sidelined and David Ortiz banged up, Lavarnway should get a lot of playing time in the coming weeks. He'll start tonight at DH, batting 7th.

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