Terry Francona says that Jason Varitek is comfortable in a backup role
"If he didn’t accept that, then it could have been a problem. I don’t see that happening. I saw him the other day. He was about as fired up as I’ve seen him. Last year (of a contract), that’s a tough thing to not play. That’s part of the reason he has the ‘C’ on his chest. He’s lived up to that. I know he will continue to."