BOSTON -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit 17 home runs in the first half of the 2012 season, but on July 21, Jason Varitek will be the more celebrated Red Sox catcher.
The club announced that the Saturday night game against the Blue Jays will be "Thanks, Tek Day" at Fenway Park, with a pregame ceremony expected to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET.
No catcher spent more games behind the plate in a Red Sox uniform than Varitek, who retired after appearing in 1,488 games over 15 seasons, the fourth-longest tenured Boston player to never play for another MLB club.
The 40-year-old Varitek announced his retirement on March 1.