Originally written May 05, 2013 on NESN.com:
David Ortiz tested free agency during the offseason, but it wasn’t really an elaborate test. According to the slugger, he knew all along that Boston would be his home in 2013. “Not for a minute,” Ortiz told WEEI.com when asked if he entertained thoughts of playing elsewhere this season. “I knew I was going to come back here. [The Red Sox] used an approach that was different than years before. I understood why. They had options before so you can take your time. But this time they knew I was going to be a free agent. They were approaching me [during the 2012 season], even with me being injured. I knew that, so that’s why I wasn’t paying attention to too many things.” The decision to bring back Ortiz looks like a fantastic one at this point, as the 37-year-old has been locked in at the plate since returning from his Achilles injury. He’s hitting .447 with three home runs, 15 RBIs and a 1.279 OPS in 12 games, which is far and away the best production of any designated hitter in baseball...
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