Report: Sox may recall Lavarnway

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Report: Sox may recall Lavarnway

Ryan Lavarnway was pulled from Pawtucket's game against Columbus in the seventh inning Wednesday night and, according to WEEI.com's Alex Speier, may be recalled to the Red Sox.

Three Boston regulars -- David Ortiz (bursitis), Kevin Youkilis (back) and Marco Scutaro (back) -- are suffering from various injuries. Lavarnway, who is hitting .301 with 16 home runs, 47 RBI, a .385 on-base percentage and a .608 slugging percentage in 55 games at Pawtucket, could provide a boost to the offensively struggling Sox.

In 110 total games this year (55 at Portland and 55 at Pawtucket), Lavarnway has 30 homers and 85 RBI.

Merloni: Pablo Sandoval is the key to the bottom of Red Sox order

Merloni: Pablo Sandoval is the key to the bottom of Red Sox order

The guys on The Baseball Show discuss Pablo Sandoval lighting it up in spring training and if he could continue that in the regular season.

Sale hurls five shutout innings, Sandoval has two hits as Sox romp, 7-2

Sale hurls five shutout innings, Sandoval has two hits as Sox romp, 7-2

Chris Sale threw five shutout innings and Pablo Sandoval continued his torrid spring with two more hits as the Red Sox routed the Twins, 7-2, Sunday at the Twins' Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.

Red Sox-Twins box score

Sale allowed six hits, with one walk and six strikeouts, in his 91-pitch outing. Manager John Farrell had told reporters before the game that Sale was scheduled to throw between 95 and 100 pitches. He has 26 strikeouts and 2 walks in 21 spring-training innings.

Sandoval lifted his exhibition average to .370 with a 2-for-3 performance, which included a double.

The Red Sox also got home runs from Christian Vazquez, Andrew Benintendi and Steve Selsky as they rallied from a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the seventh inning and four in the eighth.