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Guardians' Bryan Lavastida: Outrighted to Double-A
Lavastida was outrighted Saturday to Double-A Akron.
Cleveland designated Lavastida for assignment last Sunday and he made it through waivers unclaimed. He is off the 40-man roster but will remain part of the Guardians organization for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bryan Lavastida: Moved off 40-man roster
Cleveland designated Lavastida for assignment on Sunday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Lavastida will cede his spot on the 40-man roster to lefty Logan Allen, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Columbus ahead of his scheduled start Sunday versus the Marlins. Assuming he clears waivers, the 24-year-old backstop could report back to Double-A Akron in the Cleveland organization. Lavastida was hitting .188 with no home runs and two stolen bases through his first 12 games with Akron this season.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bryan Lavastida: Sent to minors
Lavastida was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Lavastida went 2-for-13 in 10 spring games and was unable to win the job of Cleveland's backup catcher. He made his MLB debut last season and went 1-for-12 in six contests. It appears non-roster invitees Cam Gallagher and Zack Collins are the finalists for the backup job behind starter Mike Zunino.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bryan Lavastida: Could win backup job
Lavastida could open the year as the Guardians' backup catcher while Bo Naylor gets more seasoning at Triple-A Columbus, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Manager Terry Francona left open the possibility for Naylor to "knock the door down," but it sounds like Lavastida could win the backup job behind Mike Zunino with a solid camp. Lavastida was an impressive offensive performer his entire minor-league career until he reached Triple-A in 2021. He struggled at that level again (85 wRC+) in 2022 and missed time with a hamstring injury. If Lavasitda looks too overmatched this spring, non-roster invitees Cam Gallagher and Zack Collins could figure into the mix.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bryan Lavastida: Returning to action at Akron
Triple-A Columbus activated Lavastida (hamstring) from its 7-day injured list Thursday and assigned him to Double-A Akron.
Lavastida, who was the Guardians' No. 2 catcher to begin the season before being optioned to the minors April 24, has been out of commission at Columbus since June 18 with a right hamstring strain. He'll get the chance to play regularly at Akron before potentially moving back to Columbus once he gets a few games under his belt.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bryan Lavastida: Goes on 7-day IL
Triple-A Columbus placed Lavastida on its 7-day injured list Monday with a right hamstring strain.
The Guardians promoted catching prospect Bo Naylor from Double-A Akron to replace Lavastida on the Triple-A roster. Lavastida, who broke camp as the Guardians' backup catcher before being optioned to the minors April 24, is hitting .225 with 11 extra-base hits and two stolen bases across 147 plate appearances with Columbus this season.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bryan Lavastida: Optioned to Triple-A
Lavastida was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Lavastida served as catching depth early in the year but hit just .083 with three walks and four strikeouts while appearing in six games. Luke Maile (hamstring) will likely be recalled by the Guardians to serve as the No. 2 catcher behind Austin Hedges.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bryan Lavastida: Makes Opening Day roster
Lavastida has made the Guardians' Opening Day roster, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Lavastida will officially serve as Cleveland's backup catcher to begin the 2022 campaign since Luke Maile (hamstring) is expected to require an IL stint early in the year. Lavastida hasn't yet made his major-league debut, but he slashed .289/.380/.456 with nine home runs, 51 RBI, 50 runs and 16 stolen bases across 84 minor-league appearances last year.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bryan Lavastida: Likely to land backup catcher job
Lavastida is expected to be on the Opening Day roster as the Guardians' backup catcher, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Luke Maile (hamstring) will probably get that job when healthy, but it'll be Lavastida's to begin the 2022 campaign. The catcher spent time at three levels of the Guardians' minor-league system last year, posting a combined .289/.380/.456 slash line with nine home runs, 16 stolen bases, 51 RBI and 50 runs scored across 84 games. He still looked a little overmatched in a cup of coffee with Triple-A Columbus, but the 23-year-old should benefit from regular at-bats in the minors later in the season.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bryan Lavastida: Shielded from Rule 5 draft
Lavastida was added to Cleveland's 40-man roster Friday.
As things stand, Austin Hedges is the lone big-league catcher on the depth chart, so Lavastida figures to get a chance to earn a spot next season. He has a strong hit tool and some power but will likely open the year at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Bryan Lavastida: Reports to Triple-A
Cleveland promoted Lavastida from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.
Lavastida gets his second promotion of the season after beginning the 2021 campaign at High-A Lake County before moving on to Akron in late July. Over the past month with Akron, the 22-year-old backstop slashed .300/.380/.463 with a 9.7 percent walk rate and a 21.5 percent strikeout rate in 23 games.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Bryan Lavastida: Reinstated from injured list
Lavastida (wrist) was reinstated from the 7-day minor-league injured list Thursday.
Lavastida missed just over two weeks due to his left wrist strain, but he should be available for High-A Lake County going forward. In his first seven games of the season, the 22-year-old hit .261 with a run, an RBI and four stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Bryan Lavastida: Shut down with wrist injury
High-A Lake County placed Lavastida on the 7-day injured list Tuesday with a left wrist strain.
The 22-year-old backstop had been batting .261 with four stolen bases through his first seven games at High-A. Catcher Joe Donovan was promoted to Lake County to fill Lavastida's spot on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
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