Jason Varitek: Longtime Boston Red Sox Captain to Retire

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 27, 2012

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 27:  Jason Varitek #33 of the Boston Red Sox loosens up before the start of the Red Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 27, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Boston Red Sox say goodbye to one of their most integral players of the past decade. Jason Varitek has been the consummate leader for a proud organization, and he will now retire in the uniform he wore proudly. 

Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports the two-time World Series Champion and All-Star backstop will announce his retirement on Thursday in Fort Myers.