O's claim Lavarnway off waivers

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Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles claimed Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

The Cubs had claimed the catcher off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers last week.

Lavarnway, 27, played in 97 games for Boston over the past four years. The Red Sox designated him for assignment in late November after he batted .283 with three homers and 20 RBI over 62 games for Triple-A Pawtucket last season.

The Orioles released outfielder Quintin Berry to make room for Lavarnway on the 40-man roster. The 30-year-old Berry hit .285 with 25 stolen bases in 112 games for Triple-A Norfolk in 2014.