After 15 seasons, 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).
Matthew Kory (OTM) on Varitek.