Varitek will help in any way he can
Always at the forefront of recent Red Sox postseason runs, Jason Varitek enters this one in a highly uncertain role. More likely than not, Varitek will start most — if not all — games on the bench in this Division Series, which starts Thursdya night against the Angels.
“You can’t really control playing time, but you can control the other parts where you contribute,” Varitek said. “It may not be by playing. It may be on the bench. You can’t really control those things, but it’s not the time of year to be selfish.”
How hard has it been?
“It’s different,” Varitek said. “It’s definitely different.”
Again, Varitek reiterated this was no time of year to sulk.
“I think we’re in the postseason. I don’t know what’s disappointing about being in the postseason. Everybody in this locker room at some point has helped the team win games,” Varitek said.