Ryan Lavaranway out 4-6 weeks for hamate bone surgery

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Red Sox’ catcher/1B Ryan Lavarnway just got called up to the bigs the other day and figured to provide John Farrell with a nice right-handed bat off the bench and some depth at first base. Welp, forget that:

Lavarnway only got four big league games under his belt. Now, after a rehab, you figure he’ll be back in the minors. Tough break.

Nathan Eovaldi to start Game 3 for the Red Sox

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora said last night that Nathan Eovaldi will start Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros on Tuesday.

Rick Porcello was previously lined up to start that game, but he was used in relief in last night’s game. Not that Eovaldi is chopped liver. Indeed, he’s coming off seven innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts and no walks in his Game 3 start against the Yankees in the ALDS.

Houston will go with Dallas Keuchel in Game 3, followed by Charlie Morton in Game 4. That is, “unless Armageddon hits and we have a historically long game,” said A.J. Hinch yesterday.