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Catcher ponders future

February 10, 2012 - Burt Angeli
Veteran catcher Jason Varitek is deliberating his baseball future.

The 39-year-old Varitek, who has ties to Norway, may retire or look for a team.

Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo discussed Varitek, a long-time standout for the Boston Red Sox:

“In his heart, he believes he can still play. His body feels as good as it has in a long time. So why quit now?

That probably is his mind-set, but the reality is that there is no room on the Red Sox roster for him.

There is no doubt what Varitek brings to the table. His knowledge of his pitchers and game plans are unparalleled.

If you need someone to straighten out a staff, he’s the guy. If you need someone to mentor a young catcher, he’s the one.” ...



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