Captain Will Wait on Cargate

Extra Bases: Ramirez Changes Gears, Puts Brakes on Road Trip to AC

02/16/2007: Red Sox captain Jason Varitek arrived in camp this afternoon after all the workouts were finished, so when he went out to play catch, the lawn on the field was being mowed.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

'Tek Checks in on Manny's Plans

"Red Sox captain Jason Varitek, however, was not as dismissive [of the Manny controversy].

'This is a huge one for us to wait out and see what actually happens,' Varitek said. 'We can only go off [whether] it happens, what to do. There's not a whole lot to do. If it's a 'post' thing and already occurred, it changes the dynamics quite a bit.

'He's scheduled to be here, what is it, March 1? We hear he's in great shape and ready to go. We'll see what happens [when] we get him here March 1.' " -- 2.23.07, Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

Meanwhile in Boston, Curt Schilling Remains Big News ...

2.23.07: Boston Herald Front Page

(Boston Herald Front Page Photo)

Herald: Sox to Curt: Fat Chance
Globe: Sox Won't Extend Schilling

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers


Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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