The news of their divorce in 2008 surprised many in the community and the team.
Rumors of Varitek and Watney’s relationship had been swirling for months prior to the divorce filings.
A three-time All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner at catcher, as well as a Silver Slugger Award winner, Varitek was part of both the 2004 World Series and 2007 World Series Championship teams, and was viewed widely as one of the team's leaders.
In December 2004 he was named the captain of the Red Sox, only their fourth captain since 1923.
His Lake Brantley High School baseball team won the Florida State Championship his senior year in 1990 and was named the number one high school baseball team in the nation by a USA Today poll.