Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:20:04 -0800
Former Boston Red Sox C Jason Varitek, who retired and became a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington following last season, will serve as an adviser and coach to manager John Farrell and his staff in spring camp.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:56:01 -0700
Former Boston Red Sox C Jason Varitek is close to accepting a position with the team, but he's unlikely to become the manager next season. There is widespread belief that manager Bobby Valentine will be let go after the season.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 06:23:36 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are close to hiring former C Jason Varitek for a role within the organization.
Sun, 04 Mar 2012 21:39:31 -0800
Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett worked in previous years with C Jason Varitek, who announced his retirement last week. Beckett made a start Sunday, March 4, working with C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, as the transition begins. "We've had a lot of dialogue," Beckett said. "(C Ryan Lavarnway) caught me in my first BP. I think this was the third time Salty caught me, and (C Kelly Shoppach) has caught me twice." Beckett allowed two walks and a hit in two scoreless innings Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. He threw 36 pitches in all, 18 for strikes, and said he threw nine changeups.
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:49:53 -0800
The Boston Red Sox will hold a press conference Thursday, March 1, as C Jason Varitek will announce his retirement. The press conference will take place at 5:30pm ET at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:15:07 -0800
Free-agent C Jason Varitek (Red Sox) plans to announce his retirement Thursday, March 1. He is expected to remain in the organization in some capacity.
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:29:38 -0800
Free-agent C Jason Varitek (Red Sox), who has an open invitation to join the Boston Red Sox camp, has not reported for the first two days of workouts for pitchers and catchers, signaling that he might be opting for retirement. Varitek has been offered a minor league deal with the club.
Sun, 19 Feb 2012 14:53:55 -0800
Free-agent C Jason Varitek (Red Sox) is expected to decide soon whether to retire or accept the Boston Red Sox's minor league deal and report for spring training.
Sat, 18 Feb 2012 18:42:33 -0800
The Chicago Cubs considered free-agent C Jason Varitek (Red Sox) for their backup job, but have decided to let Cs Welington Castillo and Steve Clevenger battle it out for the backup duties to C Geovany Soto.
Fri, 17 Feb 2012 19:29:55 -0800
Boston Red Sox C Jason Varitek is reportedly leaning toward retirement, according to a friend of the veteran catcher.