As expected a few days ago, long-time Sox catcher Jason Varitek has announced his retirement from baseball.
Jason Varitek retires from baseball
15 seasons (all with the Red Sox). 2 World Series. The captain's C.
Tek will be missed, but I can't help but feel that the timing was right for this decision. I hope he enjoys spending more time with his family, but still is around Fenway and the Sox often.
This off-season has been a real "end of one era, start of another" with Theo, Francona, Wakefield, and now Tek gone. I'll miss them, but I'm excited to see what the next chapter in Red Sox history holds.