Red Sox hot stove reports
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Could Jason Varitek return to the Red Sox?CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman writes that even though the Red Sox appear to be set at catcher, his sources indicate that the team is still considering yet another return for Jason Varitek. The 39-year-old Varitek hit .221 with 11 homers and 36 RBIs in limited duty last season, but with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Kelly Shoppach in the fold, and Ryan Lavarnway waiting in the wings, it would appear that Varitek would be the odd man out for 2012. The 2011 Red Sox captain, who was not offered arbitration, has been with the organization for 15 years.
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