FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Ryan Lavarnway didn’t disappoint in his first plate appearance of the spring. With the bases empty against the Twins, the Red Sox catcher blasted a solo homer off Scott Baker to left field in Thursday’s “B” game.
After a few innings, Lavarnway was yanked to allocate time to other catchers, but the youngster is looking to build on his progress.
“That felt good,” Lavarnway said. “I’m a little nervous it’s going to be downhill from there. It’s good to get the first couple at-bats out of the way and have him throw it in my happy zone.”
While speaking to reporters, Lavarnway also praised starter Alfredo Aceves’ fastball and curveball during the outing.