Found December 07, 2011 on Fenway West:
PLAYERS: David Ortiz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
ESPN Boston has said that sources aka rumors have said that David Ortiz is going to accept arbitration today.  It would mean that Papi would definitely be back in a Red Sox uniform for one more year.  The Sox and Ortiz could also continue to negotiate a 2 year deal after he accepts arbitration.  As reported yesterday, the Sox offered Papi a 2 yr/18 mil deal and that Papi would prefer a 2 yr/25 mil deal.  There might be something in the middle that both sides could agree to. I am refusing to get excited about this until it goes from a source to a confirmed announcement that Papi is coming back...but well, I am very happy to hear this.  I have always said that David Ortiz should be a priority this off season.  If it is true and he will be back in 2012, I'm a happy happy camper. 

Report: Ortiz to stay with Red Sox

Designated hitter David Ortiz intends to accept the offer of arbitration from the Boston Red Sox and stay with the team for at least one more season, the Boston Herald reported Tuesday, citing a source. The decision, which needs to be made before Wednesday's 11:59 p.m. ET deadline, is crucial to the seven-time All-Star signing a one-year extension worth more than his $12.5 million...

Ortiz Accepts Arbitration

David Ortiz has accepted arbitration from the Red Sox and will return to the team for the 2012 season with a salary of $12+ million.  The team offered Big Papi a two-year deal at a lower annual rate but Ortiz went with the higher one-year option.

Ortiz accepts salary arbitration from Red Sox

David Ortiz is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing to the team's offer of salary arbitration. The 36-year-old designated hitter has been with Boston since 2003. He hit .309 last season with 29 homers and 96 RBIs, making $12.65 million in the option year of a contract that paid him $63,225,000 over five seasons. Boston made the arbitration offer Nov. 23 and Ortiz had until...

Ben Cherington Hasn't Received Official Confirmation That David Ortiz Has Accepted Salary Arbitration

Despite reports that David Ortiz will accept the Red Sox' offer of salary arbitration and return to the club in 2012, general manager Ben Cherington has said that he hasn't yet received an official confirmation from Ortiz. Cherington continued to stress his desire to have the slugger back in a Red Sox uniform, and admitted that he'll likely speak with Ortiz's agent...

David Ortiz's Salary Arbitration Status, Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek's Future With Red Sox Still Uncertain

DALLAS –– There are conflicting reports on David Ortiz's salary arbitration status. On Tuesday afternoon, reported the Red Sox slugger had planned to accept the deal. But The Boston Globe contradicted the report, stating that Ortiz hadn't yet decided. Since the winter meetings started, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has said there's been ...

David Ortiz's Presence Gives Stability to Red Sox Lineup, Making His Return a Necessity

DALLAS –– For eight seasons, David Ortiz was reliable. For eight seasons, he came through in the clutch. Amid the Pedro Martinez years, amid the Curt Schilling years, amid the Manny Ramirez years, the designated hitter was the face of the franchise. With his imposing pop and charismatic personality, it was a given. For those reasons, Ortiz and the Red Sox needed to renew this...

David Ortiz Wins Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award for Sixth Time in Career

David Ortiz further solidified his place as one of the best designated hitters to play baseball when the Red Sox slugger was honored with his sixth Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, the most of any player, on Wednesday. It was the first time Ortiz won the award since he won it five straight years from 2003-07. The 14-year veteran received 73 first-place votes out...

Johnny Damon, Robinson Cano Among Those Joining David Ortiz at Celebrity Golf Classic (Photos)

The news that Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was headed down to the Dominican Republic to visit David Ortiz made headlines. But the real occasion was Ortiz's annual golf tournament, which the slugger hosts in an effort to raise funds for the David Ortiz Children's Fund. Representatives from each of the American League East teams came together for a good cause at the tournament...

Ortiz decides to accept arbitration

David Ortiz will return to the Red Sox in 2012, deciding last night to accept salary arbitration and the guarantee of a one-year deal.

Expect David Ortiz to be back

DALLAS - David Ortiz' tenure with the Red Sox will last for at least one more season. With the market for full-time...

Ortiz accepts arbitration to stay with Red Sox

David Ortiz has accepted the Red Sox's offer of arbitration, meaning he'll be with the team in 2012.
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