Braves Claim Anthony Varvaro

The Braves have claimed Anthony Varvaro off waivers from the Mariners, reports MLB.com's Mark Bowman. Seattle designated the right-hander for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Miguel Olivo earlier this month.

Varvaro, 26, made his big league debut this past season, allowing five runs in four innings out of the Mariners' bullpen. The Tommy John surgery survivor pitched to a 4.02 ERA with 10.0 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9 in 65 relief innings at the Double and Triple-A levels in 2010. Baseball America ranked Varvaro as Seattle's 30th best prospect before the 2008 season, noting that he sits in the low-90's with his fastball.


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10 Comments on "Braves Claim Anthony Varvaro"


Bo
4 years 7 months ago

Depth move? I trust you, Frank Wren.

Goldberg365
4 years 7 months ago

That sorta blows up a 40 man roster spot for no real reason.

Green_Monster
4 years 7 months ago

Maybe wren is going to try to sneak him to the minors, and hope no one claims him

LioneeR
4 years 7 months ago

I was about to post asking if he automatically goes to the 40 man roster or can be stashed in the minors(with his permission maybe)

I guess this answers my question. Really a head scratcher imo

bbxxj
4 years 7 months ago

Well we will have another when Wagner’s paperwork goes through so don’t worry about it too much. Also it’s not like we can’t just DFA him again if we really need a second spot.

4 years 7 months ago

Looks like Varvaro has some high K rates throughout the minors, but seemingly has control problems. Worth taking a shot on, even if he doesnt crack the team.

TimotheusATL
4 years 7 months ago

Nice. Can he play centerfield and hit over .200?

4 years 7 months ago

ok cool

Brad426
4 years 7 months ago

How do you know the cat thing was accidental?

Brad426
4 years 7 months ago

How do you know the cat thing was accidental?