MLB Rumors: Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz still talking contract extension

Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz puts on a t-shirt after game six of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won 6-1 to win the series four games to two. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

For over a month now, the Boston Red Sox and slugger David Ortiz have been engaged in a potential contract extension, but nothing has come of it.

That said – the two sides continue to talk about such a deal and seem confident something will get completed, though, they just don’t know when. It’s possible the contract talks could linger into the regular season, though understandably all parties would prefer to avoid that if possible.


Appearing on The Hot Stove Show with Rob Bradford and Alex Speier Thursday night, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington confirmed that the team has had contract talks with David Ortiz, and plan on continuing the conversation throughout the upcoming season.

Ortiz, during a golf tournament in December said he hopes to get the deal done sooner than later.

It sounds as if both Oritz and the Red Sox are on the same page, now they just need to find a middle ground financially.

Ortiz will enter the 2014 season in the final year of his current contract.

Topics: Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz

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