Boston, MA, United States (NewsBahn) – The Boston Red Sox extended their deal with slugger David Ortiz, keeping him with the team through 2015 with a one-year, $16 million pact.
Ortiz gets a $1 million raise over his 2014 pact.
“With this agreement, we have near certainty that David Ortiz will finish his career in a Red Sox uniform, which is something we have all wanted and that we are all proud of,” 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.”
Ortiz has just two hits in 35 at-bats for a .057 average in Spring Training but is coming off a terrific World Series and a season where he batted .309 with 30 homers and 103 RBI.