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Red Sox Send Lavarnway to DL, Call Up Alex Hassan as 1B Replacement

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First baseman and Massachusetts native Alex Hassan will join the Boston Red Sox after Ryan Lavarnway was placed on the disabled list with a sore left wrist.

Hassan is one of the only viable options to fulfill first base duties with Mike Napoli also on the DL. Lavarnway had just arrived in Boston for the series with the Braves.

Hassan fills a need for depth at first base. Mike Carp and David Ortiz have platooned at first base over the last few games versus the Braves, but both have also been limited by minor injuries. As the number of injuries mount, a more permanent solution was needed for the Sox at this and other defensive positions (Hassan also has served as an outfielder in Pawtucket).

This season with the Pawtucket Red Sox, Hassan has hit .217/.318/.303 over 45 games.  Last season he performed even better with a .321/.431/.460 over 55 games after recovering from a broken bone in his foot.

This definitely feels like an experiment given how he has performed this season at AAA. We will see how it pans out as the Boston Red Sox host a three game series versus the Tampa Bay Rays, starting Friday night with Brandon Workman taking the hill against David Price.

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