Orioles claim Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from Cubs

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Looking for some catching depth due to Matt Wieters’ uncertain health status, the Orioles have claimed Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Cubs.

Lavarnway has bounced around the waiver wire this offseason after being let go by the Red Sox.

His defense behind the plate draws mixed reviews and he hasn’t hit in the majors yet, but Lavarnway is a career .284 hitter with 32 homers and an .824 OPS in 256 games at Triple-A.