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January 30, 2009

Varitek, Red Sox agree

SI.com and ESPN are reporting that the Red Sox and catcher Jason Varitek have agreed on a contract for at least a year. There might be an option in there for a second, depending on which story you read.

That should end any more talk of Jarrod Saltalamacchia or Taylor Teagarden being traded to Boston, and allow them to go into camp to compete for the starting job. Expect Saltalamacchia to go into Surprise, Ariz., atop the depth chart.

The Associated Press is also reporting the agreement.

-- Jeff Wilson


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Expect another depreciating effort by Tek. Catchers are not like wine. They don't get better with age.

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