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OUTSTANDING: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz takes in last night's Celtics' game at the Garden soon after reportedly agreeing to a two-year deal
Slugger, Sox agree on $26M
This time, David Ortiz [stats] had a market. This time, the Red Sox [team stats] didn't have arbitration to extend the process.
So this time, the two sides didn't mess around.
When the offseason began, re-signing Ortiz seemed like a no-brainer, and last night the Red Sox made it exactly that by reaching terms with the slugging designated hitter and franchise icon on a two-year deal worth $26 million, with incentives that could take it up to $30 million, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.