// Jason Varitek

Dice-K Dominant Again as Red Sox Shut Out Angels 5-0

The last time Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed zero earned runs in two straight outings was back on July 7th and 13th of 2008. Back then, the Red Sox were the defending champions, and Manny Ramirez was still patrolling left field in Boston. George W. Bush was still president. Tom Brady had short hair. Dice-K followed up […]

Beckett Comes Through as Red Sox Beat Blue Jays

Somehow, the Red Sox managed to get the 4-1 win over Toronto. You can thank Toronto starter Jo-Jo Reyes for that, thanks to his early struggles. Boston really had trouble afterwards, but they had enough to win thanks to Beckett’s help. A single, walk, single and double to start the 1st gave Boston the 2-0 […]

Jason Varitek Engaged To Girlfriend Catherine Panagiotopoulos

Nearly three years after getting a divorce after a 13-year marriage with ex-wife Karen, Jason Varitek has officially moved on. Days before his 39th birthday (which was Monday), Varitek popped the question to girlfriend Catherine Panagiotopoulos at a suprise party this past weekend. She said yes. Panagiotopoulos, who apparently used to run a modeling agency, […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/28-3/30): Losing Streak Ends, Sox Finalize Roster

Brush off your faded blue hat with the stylized, red “B” on it. Iron your 2004 World Series commemorative jersey. Start re-learning “Sweet Caroline,” “Dirty Water” and “Tessie.” Spring Training is finally over. Opening Day arrives Friday. But before the Red Sox could kick off the regular season, they had to make their final roster […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/21-3/27): Sox Lose Mayor’s Cup, On 10-Game Losing Streak

Hey there, Sox fans! Sports of Boston brings you the final full week of Boston Red Sox Spring Training games, as player and fan alike eagerly await Friday’s Opening Day! The Red Sox made several roster moves this week, leaving their roster at 32 players. On Friday, the Red Sox reassigned four players to minor […]

Red Sox Spring Training (2/28-3/6): Lester Gets Flu, Gonzalez Takes BP

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly recap of all things spring training. After sweeping Boston College and Northeastern University, the Boston Red Sox began Grapefruit League action with an 8-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins to round out opening weekend. This week the team played a full slate of games, and we’re happy to […]

Red Sox 2011 Catcher Preview: Jarrod Saltalamacchia & Jason Varitek

Coming off myriad injuries and another notable sloooooooow Big Papi start in 2010, the 2011 Red Sox infield and DH situation is a mixed bag. It’s like a daring new dish that master chef Theo Epstein has concocted. It will most likely yield tasty results but we won’t know until we sit down to dinner. […]

Jason Varitek Signs One-Year Deal With Red Sox

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 […]

Red Sox Interested in Rod Barajas

After the Red Sox missed out on Victor Martinez and John Buck, it would appear they are content with Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind the plate. Why? They are apparently interestred in Rod Barajas, according to reports. In the most likely scenario, Barajas would be Saltalamacchia’s primary backup. Barajas, a righty, has struggled against left-handed pitchers in […]

Red Sox Play Spoilers in 8-4 Defeat of New York

If you can’t make the playoffs, the next-best thing to do is spoil the Yankees’ hopes of winning home-field advantage throughout the first two rounds. That’s exactly what the Red Sox did Sunday, ending their season with an 8-4 victory over the Evil Empire. As a result, the Yankees are relegated to the Wildcard. J.D. […]

Dice-K Falters Late, Red Sox Fall to Orioles

In what has been a lost season for the Red Sox, Daisuke Matsuzaka looked to build on his bounce-back season of sorts on Monday night against the last-place Orioles. Dice-K was looking for his 10th win, which would give him at least 10 wins in three of four seasons with the Red Sox. He probably […]

Red Sox on Wrong End of Walk-off

If nothing else, this season has been full of drama for the Red Sox. This time, it was another trough rather than a crest, and the Rays walked off with a win 3-2 in 10 innings. The Sox took the lead in the 4th when Adrian Beltre hit a sac fly following a single from […]

A Proper Boston Farewell to George Steinbrenner

The era is officially over.  It had unofficially ended previously when George Steinbrenner retired a couple years ago and largely remained out of the public spotlight after. But after his sudden death from a heart attack on Tuesday morning, we, as Red Sox fans, can say it is officially over. And although he was a […]

Boston Red Sox – Team of Broken Dreams (And Ribs, And Feet)

We all know the situation; the Red Sox are taking on injuries like the Titanic took on water. It’s not a pretty sight. They’re now three games behind the Rays for the Wild-card, and five behind the Yankees for the division. They went 4-6 in their last 10 games before the All Star break, while […]

Jason Varitek Catches Injury Bug, Lands on DL

After the injury to Victor Martinez, Jason Varitek was in line to take over starting catcher duties. However, it seems the captain himself was not immune from the injury bug going around, fracturing a foot and landing on the disabled list with nine of his teammates. With only Gustavo Molina left standing as a healthy […]