Red Sox call up Lavarnway

The Red Sox on Monday called up first baseman/catcher Ryan Lavarnway and optioned reliever Alex Wilson back to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Lavarnway, who has played 26 games at first base and 10 at catcher this season with Pawtucket, gives the Red Sox a right-handed bat off the bench and also depth at first base with Mike Napoli on the disabled list. David Ortiz is starting at first base for the Red Sox in Monday’s game in Atlanta against the Braves.

Wilson pitched a scoreless inning in Sunday’s loss, the 10th straight for the Red Sox, but his stay was never intended to be a long one.

The 26-year-old Lavarnway was hitting .265 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 44 games for Pawtucket this season.