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David Ortiz not Joining Rangers, Agrees to 2-Year Contract with Red Sox

David Ortiz (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Rumors early in the day Friday had the Rangers very intrigued by David Ortiz. It made sense too. They have a habit of signing veterans to fill their DH slot over the last several years, with names like Sammy Sosa and Vladimir Guerrero doing the honors. So, what would stop Big Papi from extending his career with the Rangers?

Well, that’s because he extended his career at least two years with the Red Sox. Friday night, the Sox and Ortiz reached agreement on a two-year deal worth $26 million, with another $4 million possible in incentives.

Ortiz, who will turn 37 before the season, had a great year until he got hurt (and according to Bobby Valentine, quit on his team). He hit .318/.415/.611 with 23 home runs and 60 RBI in 90 games.

Good deal for both sides? Good deal for just Ortiz? What do you think?

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2 comments for “David Ortiz not Joining Rangers, Agrees to 2-Year Contract with Red Sox”

  1. Good things that he stays, he is a crowd favorite and the other free agents don’t look all that good. Might be an overpay but they can afford it.

    Posted by Martin | November 3, 2012, 11:37 am
  2. @Martin – Totally agreed. I think it’s the right thing to do, and now that they have the money, I’m glad they got it done early.

    Posted by KC Downey | November 3, 2012, 12:14 pm

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