The Boston Red Sox are discussing a one-year contract extension with David Ortiz according to multiple reports on Twitter. The slugging designated hitter is under contract through the 2014 year and now the notion of keeping Big Papi playing in Boston for one more season appears to be a great possibility.
Ortiz is currently back in his home country of the Dominican Republic, getting set to host his annual charity golf tournament. He took a few minutes out of his day to talk to reporters and it was there that he stated his agent was discussing an extension with the Red Sox.
As mentioned, he’s entering the final year of a two-year deal that will pay him $26 million and considering he came off an impressive season, it’s likely he’ll be in store for a raise.
The 38-year old produced a slash line during the regular season of .309/.395/.564/.959 along with 30 home runs and 103 RBIs. As Mike Cole from NESN reports, it was the most home runs Ortiz has hit in a season since 2010 and the most RBI he’s produced in a year since 2007.
His impressive regular season numbers are overshadowed by the gigantic postseason he had at the plate, helping lead the Red Sox to their third World Series title in ten years. During the entire postseason Ortiz hit .353 with 5 homers and 13 RBIs. In the World Series, Big Papi was unconscious at the plate, producing a batting average of .688 and an insane OPS of 1.948.