Found September 27, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Jason Varitek
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Jason Varitek is coming back to the Red Sox, except this time, the former captain won’t be flashing signals from behind home plate. He’ll be making decisions from the front office. It has been speculated that Varitek would be making a return to the team in some role and Ben Cherington officially spoke regarding the matter on Thursday on WEEI. "There's no one more respected in our clubhouse, really still, than 'Tek," said Cherington "My hope is that he can be a set of eyes and ears for me and we can expose him to a lot of different things,...

Varitek named to BoSox front office

Jason Varitek, who spent his entire big league career with the Red Sox organization, has joined the team's front office as the Special Assistant to the General Manager.

Your Morning Dump... Where Tek's role is becoming a little more clear

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Ex-captain Jason Varitek [stats] is now a member of the front office, a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, and for someone who was here in uniform just a year ago, he sounded ready and...

Jason Varitek Hopes to Learn, Help Red Sox as Much as Possible in New Role

Jason Varitek's role with the Red Sox isn't quite concrete. Despite being hired as a special assistant to Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington on Thursday, Varitek's position will be a hybrid of front office work and player development. "I don't think there's any one thing," Varitek said of his role in a conference call on Friday. "I'm trying...

Your Morning Dump...where Tek is joining the front office

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. A club source confirmed the team is close to bringing Varitek on board, but offered no further details. A baseball source with direct knowledge of the talks between Varitek and the Red Sox said he is likely...

Varitek named Red Sox special assistant to GM

The Red Sox have named Jason Varitek a special assistant to the general manager. The catcher announced his retirement on March 1 after 15 seasons with the team following a trade from the Seattle Mariners. ''Jason was one of the most respected players of his era and will be a key voice as we move forward,'' general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday. ''...

Reports: Varitek set to take job with Red Sox

Jason Varitek is on the verge of rejoining the Boston Red Sox. A major league source told the Boston Herald that the club is close to bringing back Varitek, likely in a front office capacity. Another source told the newspaper that the role would involve "a little bit of everything" and that the longtime Red Sox catcher and former captain wouldn't be based in Boston...

Jason Varitek Joins Red Sox Front Office

During his interview with Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy the other day, Jason Varitek alluded that he was close to a job with the Boston Red Sox. Then the local media all had their sources tell them the same thing. Had the media listened to the interview, they would have known what was happening. But that would be too easy for them. Anyways, the Red Sox announced on Thursday that...

Jason Varitek Positioning Self to Become Future Manager in Major League Baseball (Video)

Though only one year removed from his playing career, former Red Sox captain Jason Varitek is already talking about a future career as a field manager. Varitek was named a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington on Thursday and will be working in many different parts of the organization. Check out the video above to hear The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo talk about...

Varitek Joins Red Sox in Front Office Job

The Red Sox officially announced this afternoon that they have hired former catcher and captain Jason Varitek as Special Assistant to the General Manager.  Tek will be working for the front office in an off the field capacity.  The Red Sox announced through its twitter account that Varitek will be involved in Major League personnel decisions, evaluations and mentorship and instruction...

The Captain Is Officially Back

The Red Sox named Jason Varitek Special Assistant to the General Manager on Thursday afternoon in an announcement made by his new boss, GM Ben Cherington.In a statement released by the team Cherington said, “Jason was one of the most respected players of his era and will be a key voice as we move forward. He will be involved in a number of areas including Major League personnel...

MLB Rumors: Bobby Valentine Thinks He Will Be Back With Boston In 2013 As Red Sox Hire Jason Varitek

The rumors circling that the Boston Red Sox may be ready to fire manager Bobby Valentine and replace him with former captain Jason Varitek seem to be untrue, but the fact the the Red Sox are bringing back their former catcher in some capacity is adding fuel to the fire. But if you ask Valentine, he believes he will be back managing Boston in 2013. “My gut feeling is...

Jason Varitek, Pedro Martinez Possibly Taking Advisory Roles with Red Sox in 2013 (Video)

Jason Varitek and Pedro Martinez were battery mates for seven seasons with the Boston Red Sox. The pair helped Boston win its first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. While Varitek just retired after the 2011 season and Martinez has only been out of baseball since 2009, both could be joining the Red Sox staff in 2013. Peter Gammons explained on Red Sox Gameday Live on Wednesday...

Friday Red Sox Travesty - 9/28

After a day off on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox head out on the the road for the final six games of their miserable 2012 season. They'll kick it off tonight with the first game of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you...
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