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Red Sox Free Agent Rumors: Jason Varitek Reportedly Considering Boston Invite To Camp As Non-Roster Player

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly offered former captain Jason Varitek an invite to camp as a non-roster player (via CBS Sports). The former Red Sox catcher is considering the offer. Varitek played his entire MLB career for Boston (1997-2011).

Varitek, who is 39-years-old, is probably a long shot to make the team as they already have Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Kelly Shoppach. The Red Sox have offered Varitek this chance out of respect. If he does not accept the camp invite, Varitek will likely retire.

Last season, Varitek didn't have his best average at the plate for Boston during his 68 games. He did manage 11 home runs and 36 RBI in 250 plate appearances. However, when he was behind the plate last season, Boston's winning percentage was .656 vs. .490 when he wasn't catching (via Hardball Talk).

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