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  1. Jason Varitek joins Tim Wakefield in calling it a career

    Feb 27, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Among active teammates, only the Yankees’ trio of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada had been together longer than Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek. Now Varitek has joined Posada, the catcher he was so often compared to as part of the New York-Boston rivalry, and Wakefield in retirement. Had Varitek played anywhere other than…

  2. Jason Varitek is leaning toward retirement

    Feb 17, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

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    Tim Wakefield just officially announced his retirement and it appears as though his longtime teammate Jason Varitek is finally close to making a decision about his future. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe was told by a friend of Varitek as the Wakefield presser that the veteran backstop is leaning toward retirement. Varitek’s agent, Scott…

  3. Will Jason Varitek follow Tim Wakefield into retirement?

    Feb 17, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Boston offered minor-league contracts and spring training invitations to both Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek. Wakefield opted against battling for a roster spot at age 45, announcing his retirement today, but the 40-year-old Varitek is apparently still trying to make up his mind. Varitek’s agent, Scott Boras, told Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald that…

  4. Tim Wakefield ranks with Red Sox legends

    Feb 17, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

    Tim Wakefield

    Tim Wakefield would never be quite so good again. He debuted with the Red Sox on May 27, 1995, pitching seven innings of one-run ball in a win over the Angels. Three days later, he used his knuckler to shut out the A’s for 7 1/3 innings in a win. Five days after that, he…

  5. Tim Wakefield retires after 19 seasons and 200 wins

    Feb 17, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Tim Wakefield will announce his retirement during a press conference tonight, calling it quits after a 19-season career in which the knuckleballer won 200 games despite not making his big-league debut until age 25. Red Sox president Larry Lucchino revealed last week that the team had offered Wakefield a minor-league contract with an invitation to…

  6. The Red Sox are still waiting on decisions from Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield

    Feb 11, 2012, 9:57 AM EDT

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    Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino was on MLB Network Radio’s “Inside Pitch” on Sirius XM yesterday and Alex Speier of WEEI.com was nice enough to transcribe it for everyone. Lucchino spent a good chunk of the interview downplaying the absurd notion that the Red Sox are suddenly cheap, but he also confirmed that…

  7. Tim Wakefield to make a decision about his career soon

    Feb 9, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

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    Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that Tim Wakefield will make a decision within the next few days whether he’ll continue his playing career in 2012. Quoting his agent, Barry Meister: “We’re discussing the options — and he has some options — and over the next few days, we’re going to try to figure…

  8. Tim Wakefield, 45, is considering retirement

    Jan 29, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT

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    Veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield has made it known that he wants to pitch one more year for the Red Sox. But the new Boston front office hasn’t made an offer yet and now the 45-year-old is mulling all of his options. Including retirement. Wakefield addressed the matter recently in an interview with John Torres of…

  9. Omar Vizquel and the Hall of Fame

    Jan 27, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

    Omar Vizquel

    Soon-to-be 45-year-old Omar Vizquel is set to play a 24th season in the bigs after recently inking a minor league deal with the Blue Jays. He’s not promised anything, but it’s likely that he’ll have a roster spot in John McDonald‘s old role. It’ll be his fourth straight season as the game’s oldest position player, and…

  10. Omar Vizquel agrees to minor-league deal with Blue Jays

    Jan 23, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick originally reported that Vizquel was getting a one-year deal, but it’s actually a minor-league deal with a spring training invite. He’s expected to battle Mike McCoy and Luis Valbuena for a utility infield job. 8:00 PM: While we haven’t heard much about Omar Vizquel this winter, we’re happy to pass along word…

  11. Gettin’ the band back together: the Cubs have some interest in Varitek, Wakefield

    Dec 14, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs have some interest in Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield. Nothing is imminent, and this sounds a lot more like someone sayin’ “ya know, we could do this …” than anything else. Still, it would be fun. Sort of like that time the Saints hired Bum Phillips…

  12. Tim Wakefield has “strong desire” to return to the Red Sox

    Dec 3, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

    Tim Wakefield

    Bobby Valentine wasn’t the only noteworthy guest for David Ortiz‘s charity golf tournament in the Dominican Republic. Tim Wakefield was also in attendance for the event and told Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald that he has a “strong desire to pitch one more year for the Red Sox.” Wakefield, who turned 45 in August, has…

  13. Tim Wakefield says 2011 will “probably” be his last season

    Dec 3, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Jamie Moyer is undergoing elbow surgery with an eye toward returning in 2012 at age 49, but Tim Wakefield isn’t planning to stick around that long. He’ll be back with the Red Sox in 2011 after going 4-10 with a 5.40 ERA this year, but the 44-year-old knuckleballer told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe…

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