Varitek: Sox Stocking Stuffer
It appears that the Red Sox will announce a 4 year deal with Jason Varitek on Christmas Eve, reports the Boston Globe.
The free-agent catcher agreed to a four-year, $40 million contract today, a source directly involved in the negotiations told the Boston Globe's Gordon Edes. The Red Sox were expected to announce the deal on Friday. According to the source, the 32-year-old Varitek's demand for a no-trade clause was the singular issue that kept the sides from reaching a deal previously, but they found some way to satisfy Varitek without granting him a no-trade clause.