The deal includes a club/vesting option for 2016 and a club option for 2017. According to WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche, the one-year deal is worth $16 million.
Principal Owner John Henry said in a statement, “It is difficult to describe David’s contributions to our city both on the field and off the field, and we are so proud to have this ambassador of our game with us as he continues on this road to Cooperstown.”
Between his MVP-caliber play, his status as a Boston sports icon and the glowing praise from Henry, the designated hitter is now guaranteed to be a Red Sox for life.
How excited are you for davidortiz's extension? #Papi #OurCity— Boston Red Sox ( RedSox) March 24, 2014
“This is the end of the line for David Ortiz as a baseball player. He’ll eventually finish his career as a member of the Red Sox and not have to go somewhere like Wade Boggs,” said Scott Zolak "
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