Anthony Varvaro RP BOS 18 Days

Varvaro pitched a scoreless inning in Saturday's game against the Twins.

Varvaro, a right hander, was summoned to face three left-handers. After striking out the first batter, he induced two weak groundball outs. Varvaro has a good career mark against lefties (.196 BAA) and that skill will be a factor when manager John Farrell finalizes his roster. Another factor favoring Varvaro making the team is his contract status -- he's out of minor-league options.

Anthony Varvaro RP BOS 23 Days

Varvaro pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday, allowing a two-out double before getting a groundout, the Boston Globe reports.

The Red Sox were surprised that Varvaro became available and jumped at the opportunity to get him after the Braves designated him for assignment. He's made 123 appearances the last two seasons and established enough of a record to show he can be a valuable middle reliever. Boston sees Varvaro slotting in behind the set up guys. He's out of minor-league options and is a serious contender for a spot on the roster.

Anthony Varvaro RP BOS 3 Months

Vararo was traded to the Red Sox on Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Braves on Monday as part of a move that brought Alberto Callaspo to the team. He had a terrific 2014 season, posting a 2.63 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over 54.2 innings while striking out 50. He could see some meaningful innings with the Red Sox in 2015, but doesn't project to receive save opportunities.

Anthony Varvaro RP BOS 3 Months

Varvaro was designated for assignment on Monday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The move comes in response to the finalization of Alberto Callaspo's deal Monday, which necessitated that Atlanta clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Varvaro, 29, went 3-3 in 61 appearances last season, posting a 2.63 ERA and 1.079 WHIP over 54.2 innings.

Anthony Varvaro RP BOS 8 Months

Braves activated RHP Anthony Varvaro from the paternity leave list.

Gus Schlosser has been sent down in a corresponding move. Varvaro has been excellent for the Braves this season, posting a 2.29 ERA and 39/9 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings.

Anthony Varvaro RP BOS 8 Months

Braves placed RHP Anthony Varvaro on the paternity leave list.

He'll be away from the club for a few days. Gus Schlosser has been recalled to replace Varvaro in the Braves' bullpen.

Anthony Varvaro RP BOS Dec 30 '79

Anthony Varvaro was pounded for five runs in an one-plus innings of relief by the Orioles on Friday.

Varvaro has given up 11 earned runs in nine innings this spring. He's supposed to be a member of Atlanta's bullpen and he likely still will be, but he'll need to do better than this to keep his pot once the staff gets healthier.

Anthony Varvaro RP BOS Jun 11 '79

Anthony Varvaro earned his first career save in Friday's victory over the Marlins.

With Craig Kimbrel unavailable after working the previous three days, the 28-year old Varvaro worked two scoreless innings of relief, surrendering just one hit, to protect a one-run lead. With a 3.13 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 60 1/3 innings, he's developing into another very dependable option in the Braves bullpen.

Anthony Varvaro RP BOS Jan 19 '79

Anthony Varvaro or Cristhian Martinez will likely be designated for assignment in order to make room for the newly-acquired Luis Ayala on the roster.

The Braves were nearly forced to make the same decision at the end of spring training, but both began the season in the bullpen after Jonny Venters (elbow) landed on the disabled list. Varvaro hasn't been as successful as Martinez in the big leagues, so he's likely the odd man out.

Anthony Varvaro RP BOS Jan 04 '79

Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes that the Braves could trade either Anthony Varvaro or Cristian Martinez if Jordan Walden (back) is ready for the season.

If Walden is ready, there won't be room for both pitchers on the Opening Day roster. Varvaro and Martinez are out of options and likely wouldn't clear waivers, so the Braves could look to find a trade partner. Martinez, 31, is coming off a 3.91 ERA and 65/19 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings last season. Varvaro hasn't enjoyed nearly the same success, posting a 4.43 ERA in 34 major league appearances, so he's more likely to end up elsewhere.