Dodgers claim catcher Ryan Lavarnway from Red Sox
In 2014, Lavarnway played in only nine games with the Red Sox, going hitless and striking out three times in 10 at-bats. He also played in 67 minor league games, including 62 with Triple-A affiliate Pawtucket.
Lavarnway's most extensive major league experience came in 2012, when he posted a .157 batting average with two home runs and 12 RBI over 46 games. He has posted a .201 batting average with five home runs and 34 RBI over parts of four seasons during his career. At one point, Lavarnway was considered a top-100 prospect.
Butera batted .188 with three home runs and 14 RBI over 61 games last season, his second with Los Angeles.