ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek said that he has no idea whether he will start any games against the Angels in the Division Series that is scheduled to begin on Thursday. But while the 37-year-old said that his role is "definitely different" than it has been in the past, he also insisted that he has no cause for complaint of disappointment.
Varitek praised the work of teammate Victor Martinez, who likely will assume the bulk of the Sox' catching duties during the postseason. The Sox captain said that his concerns remain on the goals of his club, rather than personal playing time.
"We’re in the postseason. I don’t know what’s disappointing about being in the postseason," said Varitek. "You can’t really control playing time, but you can control the other parts where you contribute. 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."
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