Jason Varitek retires from baseball
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Jason Varitek, who played catcher for the Red Sox from 1997 to 2011, announced his retirement as a player at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla.
"After months of deliberating what to do, I've decided that it's best for me and family that I retire, that I retire a Red Sock,'' Varitek said.