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Source: Jason Varitek to retire

Updated: February 28, 2012, 4:39 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

Jason Varitek, the longest tenured member of the Red Sox and catcher of two World Series-winning teams, will announce his retirement on Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla., a major league source confirmed Monday.

Varitek has been offered a position within the organization, but it is unclear whether he will accept it, the source said.

Varitek, who turns 40 on April 11, was offered a minor league contract and an invitation to big league camp by the Red Sox but has not been at ...

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