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

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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