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Major League Baseball: Shoppach signing could mean end for Varitek in Boston

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By Jimmy Golen

AP Sports Writer

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox want Jason Varitek back.

It might not be as a player, though.

Two days after signing free agent Kelly Shoppach -- giving the Red Sox a full complement of three catchers who are expected to be on the major league squad -- general manager Ben Cherington said the team is still talking to the captain and longtime backstop about remaining with the ballclub "in some way."

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