Terry Francona says that Jason Varitek is comfortable in a backup role

11/19/09 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Jason Varitek's role will be significantly diminished with the Red Sox this year, as he'll be backing up Victor Martinez... but he's aware of that, and is ok with it, according to manager Terry Francona.

"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."
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