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  Jason Varitek - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox
Varitek's baseball hightlights started early as when he was 12 he was a member of the Altamonte Springs Florida Little League team his team went to the Little League Championship finals before losing to to Seoul South Korea.
Jason attended college at Georgia Tech, where he was drafted in the first round of the 1993 draft by the Minnesota Twins.
Jason Varitek is the alltime Red Sox leader with most games caught, surpassing Carlton Fisk at 990 on July 18th, 2006.
www.sonsofsamhorn.net /wiki/index.php/Jason_Varitek   (658 words)

 Jason Varitek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the LLWS Varitek's nickname was ponds and lakes and ponds.
Following graduation, Varitek signed with agent Scott Boras and was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the first round of the 1994 amateur draft, with the 14th pick overall.
Varitek was called up for a single game on September 24, 1997, collecting a single in his only at bat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jason_Varitek   (1692 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Red Sox / Boras: Varitek seeking five years, no trade
Jason Varitek's agent told WEEI Sports Radio this morning that the free agent Red Sox catcher wants a five-year contract with a no-trade clause -- terms the Sox are unlikely to offer.
The Boston Globe’s Gordon Edes reported on Oct. 30 that Varitek was seeking a five-year deal in the vicinity of $50 million and that the Red Sox's offer was believed to be for $24 million over three years.
Varitek is widely considered the leader of the 2004 World Series champions, and the anchor of the team’s pitching staff.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/11/09/boras_varitek_wants_five_years   (333 words)

 Jason Varitek : USAToday.com - Jason Varitek Biography from USAToday.com
Varitek has had a very forgettable season, but has shown life of late, going 6-for-12 in the past three games to take his September average up to.290.
ET Jason Varitek homered for the first time since returning from the disabled list when he took Royals reliever Scott Dohmann deep for a two-run blast on Friday.
Varitek had missed all of August with a knee injury, so the homer was his first since July 23.
fantasybaseball.usatoday.com /content/player.asp?sport=MLB&id=2506   (367 words)

 RotoTimes.com - Jason Varitek - Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Jason Varitek, who has been on the 15-day DL since August 1 after a left knee operation, went 2-for-4 as the designated hitter on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, according to the AP.
Jason Varitek is slated to catch five innings for Triple-A Pawtucket tonight on a rehab assignment, according to the Boston Globe.
Jason Varitek, who is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his knee, is aiming to return on September 1, according to the Red Sox website.
www.rototimes.com /mlb/player/1234/notes   (1047 words)

 KFFL - Jason Varitek, C, Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox C Jason Varitek ended a streak of seven consecutive strikeouts, with a fifth-inning single, Friday, Sept. 29, against the Baltimore Orioles, according to Melissa Trujillo of the Associated Press.
Ian Browne, of Boston.RedSox.MLB.com, reports Boston Red Sox C Jason Varitek (knee) should be ready to play, at the very least in a rehab game, by the time the Red Sox begin their series against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, Aug. 31.
The Associated Press reports Boston Red Sox C Jason Varitek appeared to be hobbling running down the line on his groundouts in the second and fourth inning Monday, April 17, against the Seattle Mariners.
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 '97 trade with M's still paying dividends for Red Sox
Varitek is better known for the serious stuff, such as keeping a fat notebook on every hitter in baseball.
Varitek, the Mariners' top draft pick in 1994 out of Georgia Tech, confessed to some shock at being traded in '97, but he said he was excited about going to Boston.
Varitek went hitless, but most likely he was more upset about the fastball Raul Ibanez rocketed into the center-field seats for the game's two runs.
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 Boston Red Sox News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
BOSTON -- Jason Varitek has always prided himself on handling the Red Sox pitching staff, and the numbers posted over the last two-plus seasons are proof of that hard work.
Varitek said he'll continue to make the adjustments most players make through the course of a 162-game season -- letting his numbers fall where they will.
Although Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek had a career day at the plate on Sunday in Kansas City, going 4-for-4 with three home runs and seven RBI, he was happiest about the performance of Boston right-hander Frank Castillo in the game.
redsox.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/bos/news/bos_news_story.jsp?article_id=bos_20010521_varitek_news&team_id=bos   (601 words)

 Jason Varitek | The BASEBALL Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Varitek batted a career-best.296 with 18 homers and 73 RBI.
Though he's not known for his plate-blocking (Varitek is legendary at this facet of the game), Posada has a strong and accurate arm, and has done an admirable job catching a myriad of different pitchers in his years with the Bombers.
Given the intangibles (Varitek is the captain and emotional field leader of the Sox), Varitek draws closer in comparison to Posada, who has been a superior offensive force during his career.
www.thebaseballpage.com /players/varitja01.php   (1113 words)

 Jason Varitek : Rotoworld.com - Jason Varitek Biography from Rotoworld.com
Jason Varitek was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts on Wednesday.
Jason Varitek homered for the first time since returning from the disabled list when he took Royals reliever Scott Dohmann deep for a two-run blast on Friday.
Varitek is still shooting for a September 1 return and is expected to travel with the team on their road trip to Seattle Friday.
www.rotoworld.com /content/playerpages/player_previousnews.aspx?sport=MLB&id=2506   (865 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Jason Varitek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan), is a switch-hitting catcher, and captain of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.
Varitek then went on to Georgia Tech, where he played with future teammates Nomar Garciaparra and Jay Payton, and took part in the 1992 Summer Olympics.
After Varitek's re-signing, the Red Sox appointed him to be the third team captain in franchise history, after Carl Yastrzemski (1969-83) and Jim Rice (1986-89).
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/jason_varitek   (1047 words)

 Major League Baseball : News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Varitek and Jenkins will each fill the 32nd and final roster spots in the American and National Leagues, respectively, after three days of extremely close races and remarkable fan participation.
Varitek, enjoying the best year of his career to date with a.296 average, 15 home runs and 51 RBIs entering Wednesday's game at Toronto, makes the Red Sox 2-for-2 in the brief and overwhelmingly popular history of this online vote that put Johnny Damon on last year's roster.
Varitek singled in the winning run in the 12th inning Tuesday night at Toronto, and later that night he narrowly widened his lead in this vote.
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 Boston Red Sox - Varitek gives a signal - The Boston Globe
The most interesting case involved Varitek, who was paid $6.7 million last season and reportedly has asked the Sox for a four-year, $44 million deal, with the team offering in the range of $36 million.
The sides could have continued to negotiate a long-term deal, or Varitek could have taken the club to arbitration and been expected to be paid in the neighborhood of $9 million-$10 million in a one-year deal.
Today is the deadline for the Sox to tender their remaining 40-man roster players a major league contract, excluding those who are on multiyear deals.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/12/20/varitek_gives_a_signal   (481 words)

 Over the Monster :: A Boston Red Sox Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Varitek will have arthroscopic surgery on his knee Thursday, setting him back at least a month, but more likely in the six-to-eight week range.
But in Varitek's case, it'd be definitely worth it to have The Captain in the every day lineup if he can't squat behind the plate on a daily basis.
If Varitek were to be the Sox's every day first baseman, the Red Sox could move Kevin Youkilis back to third base.
www.overthemonster.com /story/2006/8/3/05548/47660   (1277 words)

 RotoChamps.com : Jason Varitek
ESPN's Peter Gammons reports that the Red Sox and Jason Varitek are coming closer to agreeing to terms on a four-year deal.
Agent Scott Boras is asking for a five-year contract with a no-trade clause for Jason Varitek.
MLB suspended catcher Jason Varitek for four games for his part in Saturday's brawl.
www.rotochamps.com /mlb-1413-Jason-Varitek.html   (513 words)

 Yanksfan vs Soxfan: 1. Jason Varitek; 2. Carlton Fisk.
In the final hours of the 1997 trading deadline, Red Sox GM Dan Duquette dumped ineffective closer Hathcliffe Slocumb on the Seattle Mariners, eager to be rid of a bullpen headache that was 0-5 with a 5.79 ERA, worst on the staff.
Last year, Varitek was effectively named the best catcher in the AL, winning both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger and affirming what Sox fans have known for years.
Jason Varitek is a Catcher and a Captain, and I have the utmost respect for what he has done.
yanksfansoxfan.typepad.com /ysfs/2006/07/1_jason_varitek.html   (1050 words)

 Jason Varitek :: An Unofficial Fan Site
Jason was also interviewed by Boston Bruins reporter John Bishop at the Bruins game this past weekend.
For instance, Boston's Jason Varitek is known for being very "tall" behind the plate, so an umpire might have to be a little higher to see over him, whereas Oakland's Jason Kendall sits much lower.
Seven year old Matty Dubuc, one of Jason's biggest fans (to read his fan story, click here), had successful surgery to remove an aggressive, malignant tumor in his left wrist and arm.
www.jason-varitek.com   (4137 words)

   Jason Varitek - 2004 World Champions - RedSoxDiehard.com  
Varitek doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth on May 7 against the Royals.
But Jason led a group of players into the manager's office, insisting that they wait out the rain and play the game.
The Sox ended up coming from behind to win the game in dramatic walkoff fashion, and players and fans alike point to this game as the one that unified the team and got them started on their late-season roll.
www.redsoxdiehard.com /worldseries/players/varitek.html   (588 words)

 Boston Red Sox @ fenwayfanatics.com: Player Profile : Jason Varitek
Varitek was part of one of the best trades ever made by the Red Sox; in 1997, he came to Boston along with pitcher Derek Lowe in exchange for closer Heathcliff Slocumb.
In 2003, Varitek was chosen by fans as the 30th player to represent the American League in the 2003 All-Star Game, though he was never inserted into the lineup during that contest.
Always considered a clubhouse leader, Varitek was named just the third captain for the Red Sox since 1923 in December of 2004 after signing a four-year contract that will keep him in Boston through the 2008 season.
www.fenwayfanatics.com /redsox/player/1024   (714 words)

 Jason Varitek, AL Championship Series, Interviews, ASAPSports FastScripts, Quotes, Transcript   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
JASON VARITEK: I think sometimes a closer loss, depending on how you lost it, it grabs you a little bit more because usually in close games, there's usually one play or one incident or one thing that happens that changes that game.
We've got to be able to utilize our fastball on both sides of the plate and we've got to get a lot of these guys to get the ball in, and we have to execute our pitches to allow our offense to get going.
JASON VARITEK: He, like a lot of that lineup, you can't rest from one guy to the next.
www.asapsports.com /baseball/2004alcs/101704JV.html   (514 words)

 Jason Varitek - Questions, Answers, Fun Facts, Information
In the movie 'Friday the 13th Part 2' there is a special effect error concerning Jason's machete.
In the 1998-99 season, Jason Kidd led the NBA in triple doubles(7).
Last week, J.P. Dumont and Jason Pominville of the Buffalo Sabres became only the eighth pair of teammates to get hat tricks in the same NHL Playoff game.
www.funtrivia.com /en/Sports/Jason-Varitek-13462.html   (549 words)

 jessespector.com » Jason Varitek
As a catcher starting to get up in years, Varitek has had an advantage over the past few seasons of getting every fifth day off when Doug Mirabelli gets behind the plate to catch Tim Wakefield’s knuckleball.
Still, a mild decline is probably a proper forecast, and I think the at-bat total is too high here.
Maybe even catching four days out of five is a bit much to ask of a catcher who will be 34 on April 11.
jessespector.com /2005/10/24/jason-varitek   (303 words)

 FOX Sports: Jason Varitek
While always a professional hitter, Varitek now is downright lethal from the right side of the plate, as he slugged.569 off southpaws last season.
Batting lefthanded, curveballs tailing inside can tie him up, but from either side of the plate he has few holes and possesses good power to all fields.
Varitek is a patient hitter who averaged more than four pitches per plate appearance in 2004.
msn.foxsports.com /mlb/player/84957   (148 words)

 Jason Varitek - Moviefone
Red Sox September 4: Activated catcher Jason Varitek, shortstop Alex Gonzalez and outfielder Trot Nixon from the 15-day disabled list.
Jason and his wife Karen have 3 daughters: Alexandra Rose (1/14/00), Kendall Anne...
Jason Varitek - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Jason Varitek Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
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 Boston Red Sox, Doug Mirabelli, Jason Varitek, Ken Huckaby, Major League Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com
BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek will have surgery Thursday to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, and he is expected to miss at least a month.
Varitek originally hurt his knee while blocking the plate on Saturday, when Angels catcher Mike Napoli slid into him.
On Monday, Varitek was rounding second on Coco Crisp's second-inning single when things got worse.
cbs.sportsline.com /mlb/story/9581512/rss   (397 words)

 Jason Varitek MLB Baseball at CBS SportsLine.com
The Red Sox also have Jason Varitek, who usually sat out every fifth game, so Mirabelli could catch Wakefield.
Varitek is a top-10 option at the position in all leagues, while Kottaras is an intriguing enough prospect to develop into one down the road.
As Varitek's backup, though, Kottaras' Fantasy value would be limited to being a low-end AL-only reserve, too.
www.sportsline.com /mlb/players/playerpage/8145   (371 words)

 Jason Varitek Photos - Jason Varitek News - Jason Varitek Information
Quick Facts/Basic Biography: Jason Andrew Varitek makes his off-season home in Suwanee, GA with wife Karen and daughters Alexandra Rose (1/14/00) and Kendall Anne (9/30/01).
He was originally the Minnesota Twins first-round selection (21st overall) in 1993 June draft, but did not sign.
Tell the world what you think of Jason Varitek, write a review for this person.
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 Jason Varitek
Jason Varitek more than likely would of been on the 2001 AL All Star team.
Of course, like everyone else, he had to go hurt himself.
He's out of the cast now and can move his shoulder around without pain (that's what he broke.) While we count the days until Jason's return, Mirabelli and Hatteberg have been filling in pretty well.
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