Jason Varitek is one of the most popular catchers of his generation and was an integral cog in breaking the 86 year Curse of the Bambino. Over his 15-year career, he won two championships, caught three no-hitters and hit 193 homeruns for the Boston Red Sox.
His wife revealed on Twitter today that he’s tested positive for COVID-19. Varitek is still active within baseball as new (I guess?) Red Sox manager Alex Cora brought him onto the coaching staff for the 2021 season. He will be the Game Planning Coordinator, similar to his game management duties as a backstop in the Majors. He’s been a special assistant since 2012 and apart of the Red Sox organization since a 1997 trade between Boston and Seattle.