Could Jason Varitek become the Red Sox's bench coach? Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox need a bench coach after Ron Roenicke was elevated to the manager job, and one familiar name might be in the mix.

While the Red Sox have been mum on who will replace Roenicke as bench coach, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe offered some reason to believe Jason Varitek, the longtime Red Sox catcher, could be in the mix for the role.

Varitek spent parts of 15 seasons with the Red Sox before retiring after the 2011 campaign. He has long been linked to a coaching career, but he has limited his role to a special assistant position since his retirement. There were some rumors that he was actually in the frame to replace Alex Cora, but Roenicke seemed to be the only choice seriously considered. Starting with a position on the staff might be a better way for Varitek to get into coaching if that’s what he wants.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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Six franchises (Colorado, Milwaukee, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Texas) have never won a World Series. 

ARZ / 2001
Bob Brenly
ATL / 1995
Bobby Cox
BAL / 1983
Joe Altobelli
BOS / 2018
Alex Cora
CHC / 2016
Joe Maddon
CHW / 2005
Ozzie Guillen
CIN / 1990
Lou Piniella
CLE / 1948
Lou Boudreau
DET / 1984
Sparky Anderson
HOU / 2017
A.J. Hinch
KC / 2015
Ned Yost
LAA / 2002
Mike Scioscia
LAD / 1988
Tommy Lasorda
MIA / 2003
Jack McKeon
MIN / 1991
Tom Kelly
NYM / 1986
Davey Johnson
NYY / 2009
Joe Girardi
OAK / 1989
Tony La Russa
PHI / 2008
Charlie Manuel
PIT / 1979
Chuck Tanner
SF / 2014
Bruce Bochy
STL / 2011
Tony La Russa
TOR / 1993
Cito Gaston
WAS / 2019
Dave Martinez

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