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.