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The Boston Red Sox and designated hitter David Ortiz are “not
very close” to reaching an agreement on a new contract, reports Nick Cafardo of
the Boston Globe.
The gap between what David
Ortiz wants and what the Red Sox have offered could close fast and furious in
the coming hours and days. But for now, it's "not very close,"
according to a major league source.
It had been reported that the Red Sox and Ortiz were closing in on a new deal that would keep him in Boston for the next two
seasons. What appeared to be holding up the deal was the money, but it didn’t
seem like it would prevent a new contract from being signed.
The Red Sox are expected to make a $13.3 million qualifying
offer to Ortiz in order to ensure they’ll receive a draft pick if he signs
elsewhere. Big Papi seeks a two-year deal with an annual salary close to the
$14.75 million he made in 2012.
While Ortiz has proven to still be a potent and productive
hitter, he is on the wrong side of 35. This, along with the Red Sox struggles of
last season, beg the question of whether or not it’s wise for such a team to
invest this much money over two seasons into an aging veteran.
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A baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $26 million, two-year contract with designated hitter David Ortiz.
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It's appearing more likely that by the time Boston's exclusive
negotiating rights with David Ortiz expire at midnight ET at the end of
Friday, the sides won't have a deal.
However, Red Sox...
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