Still no word from Varitek on option

The GM Meetings break up today. The Red Sox are hoping to have the Jason Varitek situation resolved. But as of right now — according to Theo Epstein — there is no decision.

Varitek is supposedly at a deadline to decide whether to exercise his $3 million option for 2010 or become a free agent.

More on this as it becomes available.

UPDATE, 10:50 a.m.: Varitek has until midnight tonight to arrive at a decision. With all due respect to Jason’s landmark career with the Red Sox, this is a whole lot of drama for a player who is now the backup catcher.


Scott Boras could try and negotiate a better deal for his client before the deadline is reached. But it does seem like the Red Sox are prepared to move on if Varitek balks.

UPDATE, 11:40 a.m.: I just saw Scott Boras in the hotel lobby and he said there’s still no decision.

“I’m supposed to talk to to Jason this afternoon,” Boras said.

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