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When former Boston Red Sox and current Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette stole Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe for Heathcliff Slocumb in 1997 at the trade deadline, it marked the start of the Tek's time in the Red Sox organization. And on this day in December of 2011, it looks as though his time as a member of the Red Sox is up. With the Red Sox signing free agent catcher Kelly Shoppach to a one year deal worth $1.35 million on Tuesday, the Red Sox will more than likely will be without their captain for the first time since 2004 when he was named just the third captain of the Red Sox in their history. Ironically enough, the Red Sox drafted Shoppach in the second round of the 2001 MLB Draft. He made it to the big leagues with the Red Sox in 2005 for nine games before being shipped to Cleveland for Coco Crisp and Andy Marte before the 2006 season. He spent four seasons with the Indians before playing the last two with the Tampa Bay Rays. With Shoppach in the ...
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