Saturday, June 14, 2008

Red Sox Catcher Jason Varitek Misses Game

Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was held out of Saturday's game in Cincinnati with what a team spokesman described as a sore throat and related symptoms, none serious. Varitek was due for a rest anyway.

Varitek, 36, continues to travel with team and act as captain, and is listed as day-to-day. Likely as not, Varitek will resume play within the next few days if not immediately.