Mar 20, 2014; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) is interviewed before the game between the Red Sox and the New York Yankees at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox nearing 1-year extension with David Ortiz

After all of the talk and all of the speculation, it appears that Big Papi will get an extension after all.

Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet New England is reporting that the Red Sox and David Ortiz are nearing an agreement on a one year contract extension. Earlier this off season, Big Papi had stated he wanted another extension before the season began, saying that he would have no problems donning another uniform if he became a free agent at the end of 2014.

That talk ruffled the feathers of some Red Sox fans, but it also caught the attention of the front office, and now a deal is expected to be completed before Opening Day, despite a dismal Spring. In 12 games so far, Ortiz has hit just .063/.143/.188 with one homer.

Last season, Ortiz showed that he can still go at age 38, hitting .309/.395/.564 with 30 homers and driving in 103. He also raked in the World Series, being named MVP as the Red Sox captured another title. At the end of 2012, Big Papi signed a two-year, $30 million extension and was due to be a free agent at the end of this season.

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