Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Red Sox Free Agents Deciding, One Decides
While many of the Sox' players file for free agency, Jason Varitek, the Red Sox' long-time catcher has decided to accept a $3 million option for 2010. Varitek took his career down a notch when the Red Sox traded for the flashier Victor Martinez from the Indians. This year, in 109 games, Varitek had an unspectacular line of .209, 14, 51 as he hit for the lowest average in his career. Other Red Sox who continue to file for free agency include Billy Wagner (1-1, 1.72, 26 in 17 games this year) has accepted arbitration for Boston. Nick Green and Joey Gathright have refused minor league options for '10, but we may still see them back in a Sox uniform. I am happy to see Varitek back with the Sox.