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Jason Varitek not being considered for Red Sox coaching staff

Jan 30, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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Gary Tuck resigning as Red Sox bullpen coach for personal reasons led to some speculation that Jason Varitek might be looked at to replace him on short notice, but apparently that’s not going to happen.

Alex Speier of talked to a source and reports “it does not appear that Varitek is being considered–or even wants to be considered–for a full-time return to uniform.”

Varitek remains in the organization as a special assistant to the front office, but Speier notes that in retiring he wanted to spend more time with his family and jumping back in as a coach would ruin that.

All of which means the Red Sox are looking for a new bullpen coach with two weeks until spring training.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Jan 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    All of which means the Red Sox are looking for a new bullpen coach with two weeks until spring training.

    Could be worse, you could be Michael Bourn looking for a new team with two weeks till spring training.

  2. in12wetrust - Jan 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    I turned my fan card in when they hired that clown BV to manage. This ballclub fell from elite status to a sad joke!

    • Matt Aromando - Jan 30, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      Oh, this is why people from New England look like such bratty, fair-weather fans.

    • badintent - Jan 31, 2013 at 12:33 AM

      At least you are honest.I respect that . I can’t say that about most Red Sox fans who just loved Curt Shilling when he shut down the Yankees, and now scream Curt is the second coming of Bernie Maloof.

      • badintent - Jan 31, 2013 at 12:34 AM

        Madoof, spelling police

      • erikthev - Feb 2, 2013 at 10:19 AM

        Madoff – the spelling police backup squad!!

  3. dcfan4life - Jan 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    He has value just for the young players and the press to ask what its like to punch Arod in the face…haha

    • bigharold - Jan 30, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      ” …what its like to punch Arod in the face…”

      Yeah, .. I was hoping Capt Sucker Punch would come back too. His intangibles were soooooo valuable in September 2011.

  4. hojo20 - Jan 30, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Varitek is a bum. He was captain in 2011 and let the team go in the toilet without being a captain and saying anything.

  5. Minoring In Baseball - Jan 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    This isn’t that uncommmon among recently retired players. They usually need that time away from the diamond, and to spend with thier families. He might start helping out in spring training, and work his way into a coaching role that way. It worked for guys like Ryne Sandberg and Tom Brookens.

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