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Varitek back in Boston for 13th season

Updated: January 30, 2009, 7:55 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

It took nearly three months, but the Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement to bring back catcher Jason Varitek on a one-year, $5 million contract, pending a physical and the execution of final details, two major league sources said Friday.

The contract would include a 2010 club option for $5 million. If the Red Sox decline their option, Varitek would hold a player option for $3 million.

There also is $2 million in potential incentives in the player option in 2010, which would ...

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