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Red Sox Owner John Henry Meets with Jason Varitek

Red Sox owner John Henry is meeting with catcher Jason Varitek to break up a deadlock in contract negotiations. Varitek, who will be 37 on April 11, would enter his 13th season with the team if signed.

Varitek had the worst season of his career in 2008, finishing with a .220 batting average with 13 home runs, 43 RBIs, and a putrid .359 slugging percentage. Despite his struggles, the wildly popular player made the All-Star team for the third time in his career.

The Sox offered their captain arbitration, which was a one-year deal for $10 million, but Varitek turned it down probably at the advice of his agent Scott Boras.

Relations between the Sox and Boras are certainly strained after the agent spurned them during the Mark Teixeira sweepstakes. The Yankees were given the final offer and did not have to participate in hours of negotiations with the slugging first baseman, so in the end no matter what the Sox offered, he probably would’ve been a Yankee.

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