Last year Big Papi’s Achilles’ heel wound was a perceived lack of respect; this week he will get the respect he believes he deserves—he will sign a 2-year incentive-laden deal with the Sox worth about $29 million; he was very publicly disappointed with last year’s one year deal that paid $14.58 million.
Sources say that the contract would establish a minimum yearly salary of $12.5 with performance incentives that could add up to another an additional $4 million total during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
This season an Achilles’ tendon injury shut his season down at 90 games; Ortiz hit .318 with 23 homers and 26 doubles; his OPS was above 1.000 for the first time since 2007.
Although the injury could return and limit his playing time again and he will be 37 this November 18th , Baseball Reference projects these stats for 578 ABs in 2013:
|BA .285||OBP .380|| |
Total Bases 317
His two best offensive seasons were 2005 47, 148, .300 and 2006, 54, 137, .287, when he led the AL in RBIs. He led the AL in walks in 2006  and 2007  and he lead the league in OBP .445 in 2007.
From Baseball Reference:
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