Tuesday, March 07, 2006

John Flaherty retires as a Red Sox player

On the AP: John Flaherty, who was competing for a backup role as catcher to Tim Wakefield retired. Flaherty has been in the league for 14 years. He was drafted back in 1998 by the Red Sox. Since then he's played for the Yankees, Tampa Bay, Detroit, and San Diego.

"We'll miss his presence and contributions, but we respect and support his decision," Boston general manager Theo Epstein said. "We're proud that John began and ended his career in a Red Sox uniform."

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