Three Cuts: Pitching delivers in Braves' Opening Day win over Marlins
APR 6, 9:09p ET | Zach Dillard
Rotowire: Apr 11 / 9:01a ET
News: Varvaro made his regular season debut for Boston, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings in Friday night's 19-inning win over the Yankees.
Impact: Varvaro was able to give Boston multiple outs on a night when every reliever got work. He's going to work in middle relief and has a history of being tough on left-handers.
Rotowire: Mar 8 / 8:36a ET
News: Varvaro pitched a scoreless inning in Saturday's game against the Twins.
Impact: The right-handed Varvaro was summoned to face three left-handers. After striking out the first batter, he induced two weak grounders. Varvaro has a good career mark against lefties (.196 BAA), and that skill will be a factor when manager John Farrell finalizes his roster. Another factor favoring Varvaro making the team is his contract status -- he's out of minor league options.
Rotowire: Mar 4 / 3:58a ET
News: Varvaro pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday, allowing a two-out double before getting a groundout, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: The Red Sox were surprised that Varvaro became available and jumped at the opportunity to get him after the Braves designated him for assignment. He's made 123 appearances the last two seasons and established enough of a record to show he can be a valuable middle reliever. Boston sees Varvaro slotting in behind the setup guys. He's out of minor-league options and is a serious contender for a spot on the roster.