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PawSox pulling for Lavarnway

Teammates, coach say hot-hitting prospect earned his shot in Boston

Updated: August 19, 2011, 9:26 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- The Pawtucket Red Sox were preparing for the bottom of the sixth inning against the Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians) on Thursday night at McCoy Stadium when suddenly all the attention was focused on the video board in right field.

PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler and many players in the Pawtucket dugout were watching as former teammate Ryan Lavarnway made his major league debut with the Red Sox in Kansas City.

Boston's top catching prospect had been promoted ...

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