After parting ways with Gabe Kapler as manager, the San Francisco Giants could be looking to hire another member of the Boston Red Sox 2004 championship team to replace him.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Friday that Red Sox great Jason Varitek has emerged as a candidate for the San Francisco managerial job. Varitek is expected to have an informational phone call with the Giants in the coming days as the Red Sox, who currently employ Varitek as a game-planning coordinator, have already granted permission for him to interview with the Giants.
The former catcher is a beloved Boston icon. He is the most recent captain in Red Sox history and was behind the plate for two of the team’s World Series titles in 2004 and 2007. Varitek played his entire 15-year career with Boston, making three All-Star teams, winning a Gold Glove Award plus a Silver Slugger, and being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2016.
At 51 years old now, Varitek has been Boston’s game-planning coordinator, a uniformed position in the dugout, since the 2021 season.
There has been talk for some years about Varitek potentially becoming a manager, and now it looks like the Giants would like to explore that possibility. Granted, there are many more experienced candidates being linked to the San Francisco job, including even a currently employed MLB manager.