Varitek stays in Boston

Sports Network

, Last Updated: 6:56 PM ET

Boston, MA – The Boston Red Sox officially brought back veteran backstop Jason Varitek on a one-year deal Friday.

Terms of the deal were not released, but the Globe revealed last week when a deal was imminent, that it is worth $2 million, plus $300,000 in incentives likely based on how often he plays.

Varitek, who has spent his entire 14-year career with the Red Sox, played in only 39 games last season and batted .232 with seven home runs and 16 RBI.

Victor Martinez was Boston's catcher for most of 2010, but signed a four-year deal with Detroit last week. That leaves the Red Sox with Varitek and Jarrod Saltalamacchia as primary catchers.

The Minnesota native has hit .258 with 182 homers and 721 RBI over 1,478 games with the BoSox since 1996. He was a key cog in the franchise's 2004 and 2007 World Series victories.


Videos

Photos