Ortiz, Red Sox agree to 2015 contract plus options
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz looks on during batting practice prior to their baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
David Ortiz and the Red Sox agreed to a 2015 contract with options for the following two years, a move that means the popular slugger will probably finish his career in Boston.
Ortiz, the World Series MVP last season, has helped lead the Red Sox to three championships in the past 10 years. Affectionately known as “Big Papi,” he batted .309 with 30 home runs and 103 RBI in 137 games last season.
The 38-year-old designated hitter has 431 homers during his major league career and has made nine All-Star teams in 11 years with Boston.
The deal includes a club or vesting option for 2016, and a club option for 2017.