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.


10 Responses to Braves Claim Anthony Varvaro Leave a Reply

  1. Bo 4 years ago

    Depth move? I trust you, Frank Wren.

  2. Goldberg365 4 years ago

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

    • Green_Monster 4 years ago

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

    • LioneeR 4 years 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 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.

  3. 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.

  4. TimotheusATL 4 years ago

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

  5. ok cool

  6. Brad426 4 years ago

    How do you know the cat thing was accidental?

  7. Brad426 4 years ago

    How do you know the cat thing was accidental?

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