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Jason Varitek Signs One-Year Deal With Red Sox

Jason Varitek after homering against Tampa on April 16, 2010. (Elsa / Getty Images)

Jason Varitek has signed a one-year deal with Boston; it is worth $2 million plus another $300,000 in incentives. 2011 will be Tek’s 15th season with the Red Sox.

In 2010, a season marked by injuries and a backup role, Varitek played in 39 games. In 123 plate appearances, and 112 at bats, Varitek managed 18 runs and 26 hits, 13 of which went for extra bases (seven of which went for round-trippers). That’s the Massachusetts sales tax rate of 6.25% of at bats for home runs, and while we’re at it, 20.93% (9/43) of base stealers were thrown out by Varitek (which is still pretty much whatever, but considering Boston’s seeming ineptitude at that department, infallible by Red Sox standards).

It has been theorized that Varitek will be the backup once again, this time to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is due to make $750,000 in non-guaranteed cash in 2011. J-Sal managed just 24 at bats in 12 games in 2010 due to injury and being with Victor Martinez, but the 25-year-old still has a lot of career ahead of him, compared to Varitek, 38.

The signing solidifies Boston’s catcher stock for chump change (to the Red Sox, anyway), and allows Boston to replace Victor Martinez’ production elsewhere, (come on, outfield and A-Gon). And Boston now has a dependable catcher in case Salty goes down with injuries, again.

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