According to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, the Boston Red Sox and designated hitter David Ortiz have agreed in principle to an extension. The deal is reportedly for one-year, $16 million.
Source: Sox, Ortiz reach deal on extension just north of $15 million. Deal could be announced tomorrow
— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) March 23, 2014
The deal, which is not yet official, would end speculation as to if this would be Ortiz’s final season in Boston.
Ortiz, 38, is the owner of 431 career home runs, to go along with 1,421 RBI’s. In 17 seasons, Ortiz is a career .287 hitter. He is a three-time world champion, including the 2013 world series MVP, and a 9 time all star.
According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the deal could include an option for 2016 that could vest if Ortiz has a certain number of at-bats.
Source says Ortiz deal with Red Sox may include club option for 2016 that becomes a vesting player option with certain PA threshold.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 23, 2014