Jason Varitek will formally announce his retirement on Thursday, and NESN has you covered.

Be sure to tune in to NESN starting at 5:30 p.m. for live coverage of the captain's news conference. Then, stick around as Varitek joins Tom Caron and Jerry Remy live on stage for Red Sox Live From Fort Myers Presented by Jordan's Furniture.

Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez will also stop by, and TC and Jerry will bring you highlights from Thursday's "B" game against the Twins where Daniel Bard made his spring debut.

Following Red Sox coverage, things go back to Boston where the Bruins get ready to take on the New Jersey Devils at the Garden starting with Bruins Face-Off Live at 6:30 p.m.

You can also watch Jason Varitek's retirement news conference by clicking here.