Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – World Series MVP David Ortiz has directed his lawyers to negotiate a one-year contract extension with the Boston Red Sox.
“Maybe I’ll play another year or two more years. I’m at a stage where I’ll play depending on how I feel physically,” said Ortiz.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that conversation has yet to take place.
“As I’ve said before and I’ll reiterate, our hope certainly is that he finish his career in a Red Sox uniform,” said Cherington. “At some point there will be a conversation about that, and I don’t know when that will be.”
Ortiz signed a two-year contract prior to last season that included a $4 million incentive for 2014.
He is coming off one of the best postseasons by any hitter in recent history, hitting .353 with five homers and 13 RBIs in 16 games in leading the Red Sox to their third championship in 10 years.