Jason Varitek Takes Job With Red Sox As Special Assistant To GM

September 27, 2012 5:46 PM
Jason Varitek Takes Job With Red Sox As Special Assistant To GM
" BOSTON (CBS) – Retired Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek has taken a job with the team.

The Sox announced on Thursday that Varitek has been hired as a Special Assistant to the General Manager.

β€œHe will be involved in a number of areas including Major League personnel decisions, evaluations, and mentorship and instruction of young players. We are fortunate to have him in this role,” GM Ben Cherington said.

Selected as the 18th full-time captain in Red Sox history on December 24, 2004, Varitek holds the Red Sox record with 1,488 games caught. He appeared in 1,546 Major League contests over 15 seasons with the club from 1997-2011, the fourth-longest tenured Red Sox ever who never played for another Major League team behind Carl Yastrzemski (23), Ted Williams (19) and Jim Rice (16) "

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