August 18, 2011 at 2:20 PM
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that the Red Sox will place Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list with back soreness and recall catcher/designated hitter Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Lavarnway, 24, has had a breakout year in 2011, hitting .293/.372/.559 with 30 home runs and 85 RBI in 110 games between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket.
Originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2008 amateur draft out of Yale University, Lavarnway is a career .284/.375/.519 hitter in four minor league seasons. He is currently the fifth ranked prospect in the Red Sox system by SoxProspects.