Jason Varitek to announce retirement from baseball on Thursday
Jason Varitek, a two-time World Series champion and the captain of the Red Sox from 2005-11, will announce his retirement here on Thursday, sources told the Globe today.
Varitek is expected to stay with the organization in some capacity.
A member of the Red Sox from 1997-2011, Varitek hit .256 with 193 home runs and 757 RBIs. Only Hall of Famers Carl Yastrzemski (23 seasons), Ted Williams (19) and Jim Rice (16) had longer tenures with the Red Sox without playing for another team.