The Red Sox named Jason Varitek as special assistant to the general manager.
Jason Varitek said Tuesday that he is close to accepting a job with the Red Sox.
Jason Varitek officially announced his retirement Thursday at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.
Jason Varitek is scheduled to hold his retirement press conference Thursday at 5:30 p.m. ET at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.
According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, Jason Varitek will announce his retirement Thursday in Fort Myers, Florida.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Jason Varitek is still leaning towards retirement.
Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that Red Sox officials don't expect Jason Varitek to show up to camp.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe was told by a friend of Jason Varitek that the veteran catcher is leaning toward retirement.
Jason Varitek's agent, Scott Boras, said his client has not made a decision yet on what his plans are for the 2012 season.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Wednesday the team will have some sort of definitive resolution on Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield by next week.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that they have not made Jason Varitek a formal contract offer.
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Red Sox have offered Jason Varitek a minor league deal with a spring training invite.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Red Sox are still considering re-signing Jason Varitek.
Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald writes that the Red Sox and Jason Varitek "have kept the door open for further talks."