The Boston Red Sox will induct three former players and former president Larry Lucchino to its Hall of Fame, the team announced Monday.

Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield, Ira Flagstead and Lucchino will be inducted May 19, and then honored before a Red Sox game on May 20.

Varitek played for the Red Sox from 1998-2009, the last seven as team captain. He was a three-time All-Star and played on two World Series champions, in 2004 and 2007.

Wakefield pitched 17 seasons for the Red Sox (1995-2011), four more than any other Boston pitcher. He won 186 games for Boston and also was on the 2004 and 2007 championship teams.

Flagstead was a Red Sox outfielder for parts of seven seasons (1923-29). He hit .295 for Boston and was known for his fielding, with 115 assists with the Red Sox, including a league-leading 33 in 1923. Flagstead died in 1939.

Lucchino was president of the Red Sox from 1992 to 2015.

In addition to the inductees, the Hall of Fame panel also announced a “Great Red Sox Moment,” commemorating a memorable occasion in team history.

The memorable moment chosen was David Ortiz’s tying, eighth-inning grand slam in Game 2 of the 2013 American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, a game Boston eventually won.

YANKEES: Manager Joe Girardi said newly acquired left-hander Aroldis Chapman will go into spring training as New York’s closer, choosing the hard-throwing Chapman over Andrew Miller.

The Yankees obtained the 27-year-old Chapman, a four-time All-Star, from the Reds last month for four minor leaguers after Cincinnati’s deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers fell through when it was learned Florida police investigated an accusation of domestic violence involving the Cuban pitcher.

Major League Baseball is currently investigating, and Chapman could face a suspension under the sport’s new domestic violence policy.

CARDINALS: St. Louis signed Korean pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh, 33, who was an effective closer for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan last season, to a one-year contract with a club option for a second year.


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