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Orioles claim catcher Ryan Lavarnway, release outfielder Quintin Berry
Orioles claim catcher Ryan Lavarnway, release outfielder Quintin Berry

The Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, the club announced Tuesday. While shopping the waiver wire this offseason, the Orioles have had significant interest in Lavarnway, placing at least one other claim on the right-handed hitter before landing him this week. This is the third time Lavarnway has been claimed on waivers this month. "Lavarnway has good athletic ability and has been a consistent hitter in the minors,” Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Tuesday in a text message. “He gives the O’s another catcher and right-handed hitter to consider this spring.” Lavarnway, 27,...

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