WEEI.com’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.