Red Sox have new leader of pack

After learning from Jason Varitek, Jarrod Saltalamacchia takes helm of catching corps

Updated: February 28, 2012, 8:56 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Each day of every spring training for more than a decade, Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek would exit the clubhouse with his equipment bag over his shoulder, and one after the other, all the other catchers in the organization would follow.

They called themselves the Wolf Pack.

Red Sox catchers are a close-knit group and always have been under Varitek's watch. Now that No. 33, the captain, will announce his retirement after 15 seasons with the Red Sox, ...

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