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Red Sox, Kelly Shoppach agree

Updated: December 13, 2011, 6:28 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year major league contract with free-agent catcher Kelly Shoppach, almost certainly ending team captain Jason Varitek's 15-year career in Boston.

A source told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick the 31-year-old Shoppach will make a base salary of $1.35 million, plus performance bonuses.

The Red Sox announced the signing Tuesday night.

For the soon-to-be-40-year-old Varitek, the Shoppach ...

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