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Jason Varitek focused on team's needs

Red Sox captain says talk of 'personal catchers' shouldn't be overdramatized

Updated: April 25, 2011, 11:40 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- Besides mocking the high anxiety that gripped Boston Red Sox followers unhinged by the early returns, here's something else the reshuffled Sox pitching rotation has accomplished. Under the original alignment, Josh Beckett and Daisuke Matsuzaka followed each other in the rotation. Now Jon Lester is slotted between the two right-handers.

What does that do? It gives Red Sox manager Terry Francona the option of using Jason Varitek to catch both Beckett and Matsuzaka and have a ...

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