According to SI.comÆs Jon Heyman, via Twitter , Boston Red Sox C Jason Varitek has exercised his $3 million player option for 2010. For Varitek, this move makes all the sense in the world. For the Red Sox, I am confident in saying they were hoping Varitek would either retire or decline the option and look for work somewhere else. If he wanted to stay in baseball, Varitek really had no other choice but to exercise his option. Varitek has been a great Red Sox player for the past 13 years. He has been the heart and soul of a team that has made the playoffs seven times in his 13 seasons. But as we all know, Varitek has been a shell of his former self the last two years. He really canÆt hit anymore on a consistent basis and his defense has slipped as well. No team was going to give him ...
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