Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz (34) singles during the eighth inning of game five of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: David Ortiz wants one-year extension from Boston Red Sox

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Earlier this week it was looking like the Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz were going to have to part ways if a long-term deal wasn’t agreed upon. This threw Red Sox nation into a frenzy as the offseason had already seen key cogs from the World Series roster change teams, and losing Big Papi would be devastating.

But after a lot of chest beating on both sides, at least privately, it appears that Ortiz and the Sox have come to a mutual agreement on what is a reasonable offer for Ortiz. According to WEEI in Boson, Ortiz is asking jut a one-year extension from Red Sox and not a long-term deal.

“We’re good. We’re good. We talked, they’re talking and I just asked for one year. I didn’t ask for anything crazy. It wasn’t like I asked for a five-year deal. It’s a one-year extension I asked for,” Ortiz said of his discussions with the club. “I’ve got a contract for this year. I was asking for a one-year extension for next year. I think, like I say, I think we had a great season last year and I’m walking into free agency after this season. We had a conversation, they’re outlining what they plan on doing and they’re going to come back to me with their answer at some point. … Everything is going well. We had a great conversation. They are happy about what we talked about. I don’t even know why people are spreading bad rumors.”

A deal still hasn’t been agreed upon, but it’s looking much more likely that Ortiz will return in 2015 to the Red Sox than it did earlier in the week.

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