Ortiz spoke to reporters at his annual charity golf tournament in Punta Cana, and he made it very clear that he’s pulling for the Red Sox to sign the free-agent pitcher.
“Me and Lester, during the season, we talk a lot, and this is a guy that loves Boston,” Ortiz said, according to the Boston Herald. “If I’m the Red Sox, I would do whatever it takes to keep a guy like that because that’s a guy who brings everything he has every day to the field.”
Ortiz, entering his 13th season with the Red Sox, certainly has a fair amount of pull with the front office. He’s publicly negotiated his way to healthy contract extensions of his own in the past, and he’s made appeals through the media for the team to add bats to the lineup to protect him "
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