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Jason Varitek

Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz await their turn in the batting cage at Red Sox Spring Training in Florida. (WBZ-TV)

Valentine: ‘Don’t Think A Captain Is Necessary’

New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine already has a team captain. And if he opts not to join the team, Valentine doesn’t see it necessary to name another.


General manager Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees speaks to the media after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to rain on July 8, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jon Heyman: Yankees Moves Don’t Put Them Ahead Of Sox

Jon Heyman joins Gresh & Zo and talk about moves around the MLB as well as Hall Of Fame voting.

98.5 The Sports Hub–01/17/2012

Jason Varitek (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Red Sox Give Varitek Spring Training Invite

The Boston Red Sox have invited Jason Varitek to spring training as a non-roster player, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.


Matt Garza #17 of the Chicago Cubs pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on September 27, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Heyman: Which Starters Could The Sox Be Looking At?

Jon Heman joined Gresh & Zo and talks Sox and the newly acquired Andrew Bailey as well as other hot topics around the MLB.

98.5 The Sports Hub–01/03/2012

Jason Varitek (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Heyman: Red Sox Still Discussing Possible Jason Varitek Return

The Red Sox have internally discussed bringing Jason Varitek back to the team, according to’s Jon Heyman.


Denver Broncos Tim Tebow. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Dan Roche’s December Thoughts

Dan Roche covers all the bases, from Tim Tebow to Mark Melancon to the Celtics bench!


Jason Varitek. (File photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Cherington On Varitek: Hope He’s ‘Part Of Red Sox In Some Way’

The Boston Red Sox already have a pair of catchers in Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Kelly Shoppach, but they would still like to find a spot for veteran backstop Jason Varitek.


Kelly Shoppach (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Red Sox Sign Shoppach; Varitek Out?

The Red Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent catcher Kelly Shoppach, which could mean the end of Jason Varitek’s playing days in Boston.


Newly named Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Boston Red Sox Ben Cherington answers questions during a press conference at Fenway Park October 25, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jon Heyman On Sox Bullpen: Few Guys Still Out There

CBS Baseball insider Jon Heyman joins Gresh & Zo to talk about the Sox bullpen, right field and catcher position.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/13/2011

Tim Wakefield #49 of the Boston Red Sox reacts with teammate Jason Varitek #33 of the Boston Red Sox after earning his 200th win after a game with the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on September 13, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Wakefield, Varitek Done With Red Sox?

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he has spoken to both Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek about 2012, but it does not sound like either are in Boston’s future plans.