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

MLB Rumors: David Ortiz to leave Red Sox without long term contract offer

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If the Boston Red Sox don’t offer slugger David Ortiz a long term contract, it’ll be the end of his tenure in Beantown – this according to Ortiz himself.

Ortiz has made his desires to retire as a member of the Red Sox public but knows that if he can’t secure a long term deal with them, it’s time to move on.

World Series MVP David Ortiz, who turned 38 in November, said in a TV interview that aired Sunday night that he would like to retire as a member of the Red Sox, but said if the club did not offer him another long-term deal, it was “time to move on.”

While Ortiz isn’t much more than a designated hitter, investing in anybody ‘long term’ at 38 years of age is a bit of a risky move, especially considering the salary Ortiz will command.

Big Papi wasn’t a fan of a previous one-year deal and hinted he’s wanting more than a two-year contract, so at minimum it appears he wants a three-year contract which would make him 41 by the time it expires.

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