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    Lavarnway to DL; Hassan called up

    The Red Sox on Friday placed Ryan Lavarnway on the 15-day disabled list and called up outfielder-first baseman Alex Hassan from Triple A Pawtucket.

    Hassan is a 26-year-old native of Milton who played at Boston College High and Duke before being drafted by the Sox in 2009. He has played six seasons in the minors, and Friday will be his first day on the major league roster.


    Hassan was hitting only .217 with a .621 OPS for Pawtucket. But the Red Sox wanted a righthanded bat to balance their bench and Hassan was the only healthy option on the 40-man roster outside of catchers Dan Butler and Christian Vazquez.

    Hassan is a career .285 hitter in the minors with a .393 on-base percentage, albeit with only 35 home runs. He has played primarily left field and right field, with some games in center field and first base.
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    Ryan Lavarnway will miss at least the next 4-6 weeks due to a broken hamate bone in his left wrist.

    Surgery to remove the bone is being scheduled. Lavarnway was only up with the big club for a couple days but suffered the injury on a swing during Thursday's contest. He's hit .265/.357/.346 with two homers and 11 RBI in 44 games this season at the Triple-A level.
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    A hamate bone injury to a guy who's power already has magically disappeared... Sounds like an insane and illogical comeback story is being written.

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    Its too bad Bryce Brentz is out with a hamstring. Hes putting up better numbers than Hassan with less AB: HR 6-1, RBI 28-19, TB 58-46, SO 34-53, SLG .430-.303 OPS .765-.621, AVG .230-.217. I guess it just shows how weak we are downstairs, but Brentz was so hot this spring he shouldve been on the roster from Day One.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomar View Post
    A hamate bone injury to a guy who's power already has magically disappeared... Sounds like an insane and illogical comeback story is being written.
    Hamate is not all that uncommon to come back from. Ortiz has done it and I forget the others but I think there are at least a couple more Sox who've done it (Pedroia?). It certainly won't help the kid though.

    @JoTyler65: Who would you have displaced from the roster in favor of Brentz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSoxtober View Post
    @JoTyler65: Who would you have displaced from the roster in favor of Brentz?
    Bradley, Jr. or Nava. You have to go with who's hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoTyler65 View Post
    Bradley, Jr. or Nava. You have to go with who's hot.
    Haven't seen much from Nava. I like the kid. He was huge last season, bottom line is we need something from our OF. Brentz? Give him a shot, at least while SV is out and JBjr. and Sizemore are slumping. LHH, RHH, COF, idgad get me an OFer!

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    Brentz is murdering LHP and walking almost 12% of the time this year for a 116 wRC+ with a low BABIP. He should be up, not Hassan.

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    While Holt has been somewhat of a spark plug in recent weeks, while also getting some work in the outfield during batting practice, it might be dangerous to lean on the utility player too much. Betts is intriguing, but a ways away, having just recently been re-introduced to the outfield. Bryce Brentz, the power-hitter who left a positive impression with his play in spring training, hasn't played since the middle of May due to a hamstring strain.
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    Wow had no clue LOL

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    The Sox made a procedural move after the recent surgery to remove the hamate bone in first baseman Ryan Lavarnway’s left hand. Lavarnway was placed on the 60-day disabled list and knuckleballer Steven Wright was activated off the 60-day DL and optioned to Pawtucket.
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