Varitek Retirement Announcement Scheduled For Thursday At 5:30PM

By’s Alex Speier confirmed on Wednesday that Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek will announce his retirement from the MLB on Thursday, Mar. 1, at 5:30pm eastern. The team’s former captain will address the media on the field at Jet Blue Park.

Varitek spent 15 seasons with the Red Sox, and was a catalyst in helping Boston end their 86-year-old curse in 2004. He won two World Series championships with the ball club, as well as played in 1,546 games. Also, he’s a three-time All-Star, and a proud recipient of a Gold Glove award in 2005.

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  1. This is a very sad day for me. My Dad passed away 4 years ago today and Jason Varitek is retiring. I got my love of baseball and the Red Sox in my blood from my dad. When the Red Sox swept the Yankees, I would always call my dad up and we would talk and go over the game. That is one of the hardest things to except, although there is so much more than just baseball. Obviously . Watching Jason Varitec play behind the plate and run his Red Sox team will always be a memory I will never forget. I will miss him a lot. When I see the Red Sox play of course Dad is right there with me coaching the game.


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