Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek will announce his retirement this Thursday.
- Only Carl Yastrzemski (23 seasons), Ted Williams (19) and Jim Rice (16) had longer tenures with the Red Sox without playing for another team.
- Varitek played in 63 postseason games in his career, helping the Red Sox to the 2004 and 2007 World Series titles.
- Varitek leaves the Red Sox ninth in team history in games played (1,546), doubles (306) and extra-base hits (513). He is 10th in plate appearances (5,839) and RBIs (757).