Found October 10, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: David Ortiz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
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David Ortiz is one of the primary targets for the Boston Red Sox this offseason if you believe GM Ben Cherington. Cherington has said that re-signing Ortiz is a team priority. This, of course, comes on the heels of a dismal season in Boston and Ortiz's achilles injury. However, Ortiz has indicated that the achilles has healed enough for him to start his normal offseason workout regimen next month. The team and Ortiz have had informal discussions about the slugger's contract, but they will really begin working toward a new deal next week says Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston. "David is someone who we feel strongly about bringing back, and we're trying to figure out a way to do that and we hope that happens," Cherington said in New York. Ortiz missed 71 games toward the end of the season with the achilles injury. He made a brief return from the DL for one game before re-aggravating the achilles injury. Despite the reduced action in 2012, Ortiz had one of his better seasons. He hit .318/.415/.611 with 23 home runs in 90 games. In his career, the 36-year old designated hitter has hit .285/.380/.547. He has played the last ten seasons in Boston. The Red Sox, who have struggled to find a new identity after their collapse last season, would love to have Ortiz back. Ortiz, though, is looking for a long-term deal. Boston may not be willing to offer that, but Ortiz has made it clear he still has a good amount of production left in him. It may not be a bad idea to sign him to more than one year. Follow @mlbinjurynews
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