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Watch Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Ceremony At Fenway Park (Video)

Before playing their first home game of the 2014 season, the Boston Red Sox were awarded their 2013 World Series championship rings. The ceremony included an array of Boston heroes, from survivors and heroes of the Boston Marathon bombings to Jason Varitek, Mark Recchi and Troy Brown. Lots of championship hardware was on display too, with an array of trophies from the New England...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox sideline reporter Jenny Dell dating 3B Will Middlebrooks

Rumors about Boston Red Sox sideline reporters dating players are nothing new. Just ask former NESN reporter Heidi Watney, who was long linked to former Sox catcher Jason Varitek and a couple of other players. Current NESN sideline reporter Jenny Dell is rumored to have been dating third basemen Will Middlebrooks for quite some time […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

Jason Varitek Proving to Be Valuable Tool in Scouting, Catcher Development (Video)

“Special assistant” jobs are often figurehead positions in major league front offices, but the role that Jason Varitek has taken on with the Red Sox is anything but. The longtime Boston catcher and captain has played a large part in not only working with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and David Ross, but also in identifying young talent. The Red Sox will utilize Varitek’s scouting expertise...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Visits Portland Sea Dogs to Observe Red Sox’ Prospects in Action (Photo)

During his playing days, Jason Varitek was known to have an incredibly high baseball acumen. Now he’s sharing that knowledge with the Red Sox front office. After years of toiling behind the dish for the Sox, Varitek now works as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington. His duties seem to vary, with no one set role, and on Wednesday and Thursday, Varitek was visiting...
Via NESN.com
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Jason Varitek the new Derek Zoolander

We all know that Jason Varitek can do just about anything and get away with it. Maybe I overstated that just a little but it's no secret that he's beloved by all in Red Sox Nation and, by extension, New England. Yet it still came as a shock when I saw The Captain strutting his stuff down a fashion runway this week on Boston.com. Varitek was a "model" in Bill...
Via RedSoxLife
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez the next Jason Varitek?

All it took was one throw to catch the attention of everyone who was at Friday night's exhibition game and make them wonder, who is this guy? The zip of the ball could be heard by every player on the field. The throw was made by Red Sox prospect catcher Christian Vazquez.  The #16 prospect in the organization according to MLB.com, Vazquez showed that he had big-league skills...
Via RedSoxLife
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Jason Varitek Talks About His Role With Red Sox

After retiring before spring training last year, former Boston Red Sox captain Jason Varitek stayed away from baseball as he best he could. He did participate in a few of the memorable events from the 2012 season along with his own special day. Now he finds himself back on the field at spring training. But this time around it's as an instructor as he's a special assistant...
Via Sox and Dawgs
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Would Be a Great Replacement for Gary Tuck If He Decided to Dive Into World of Coaching

Gary Tuck earned what so many seek to earn throughout their coaching careers: respect. So while replacing a bullpen coach hardly leads to the fanfare of signing a free agent or executing a trade, the Red Sox need to choose wisely in replacing Tuck. Immediately, the name that comes to mind is Jason Varitek. The former Red Sox captain rejoined the organization in September as a special...
Via NESN.com
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Varitek Not a Likely Candidate to Replace Gary Tuck as Red Sox’ Bullpen Coach

When well-respected bullpen coach Gary Tuck decided to suddenly retire earlier this week, Jason Varitek seemed like a logical fit. It appears Varitek will remain in his current role as special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, though. According to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier, it does not appear that Varitek is being considered, or even wants to be considered, for the position...
Via NESN.com
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Four real? Four reasons why signing Pedro and Jason Varitek is a smart move for the 2013 Red Sox.

Life is good in Boston. Pedro Martinez and Jason Varitek have re-signed and everyone is hopeful for 2007. Wait, I've heard that line before. Well, although its 2013, Pedro and Varitek are both being signed by Boston, but this time it is as Special Assistants to the General Manager. While we fans are excited to see two legends come back and help their old team, what will this...
Via RedSoxLife
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Says Red Sox Have Spot 'Waiting for' Pedro Martinez if He Wants to Work With Club

With Jason Varitek rejoining the Red Sox in an advisory role this year, speculation has increased that one of his teammates from the glory days, pitching great Pedro Martinez, could be next. Martinez has been rumored to be ready to work with Boston again, and now Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says the righty, who pitched his last MLB game for the Phillies in...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek More Valuable Alongside John Farrell on Red Sox Bench, in Clubhouse Than in Front Office

In Jason Varitek's waning years as a professional baseball player, Red Sox fans were calling for the catcher with the slow stroke and aging body to grab a seat on the bench. The captain was on grey side of 30 and the Sox had young, able guys ready to take over behind the dish.  Needless to say, it was time. Now, less than one year after his retirement and about...
Via NESN.com
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Ted's Army
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via RedSoxLife
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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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.

Via NESN.com
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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. ''...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fenway West
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington, Red Sox Want Jason Varitek to ‘Get His Feet Wet in Different Areas’ of Front Office

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...
Via NESN.com
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via hardballchat.com
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Varitek Close to Rejoining Red Sox Organization in Some Capacity

It certainly sounds like Jason Varitek will be back in the Red Sox organization before too long, but it's still a little uncertain as to when that will happen and in what capacity he'll return. Multiple reports say that Varitek is close to finalizing an agreement with the club to return as some sort of an assistant in the front office. ESPN.com reports that Varitek will likely...
Via NESN.com
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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