Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

David Ortiz Reaches Extension With World Series-Champion Red Sox

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz
David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox waits on deck against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Six of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park in Boston on Oct. 30, 2013. Photographer: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

March 24 (Bloomberg) -- David Ortiz agreed to a contract extension with the Boston Red Sox that owner John Henry said makes it a “near certainty” that the 38-year-old slugger will finish his Major League Baseball career with the team.

Ortiz has won three World Series titles and has been selected as an All-Star nine times during his 11 seasons with the Red Sox. Known as “Big Papi,” Ortiz had a .309 batting average with 30 home runs and 103 runs batted in last season. He was voted the Most Valuable Player of Boston’s World Series win after collecting 11 hits in 16 at-bats during the championship round against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Red Sox said Ortiz, who is under contract for $15 million this season, agreed on a one-year extension through the 2015 season with options for 2016 and 2017. Ortiz’s extension will pay him $16 million in 2015, the Boston Globe said.

“We are so proud to have this ambassador of our game with us as he continues on this road to Cooperstown,” Henry said, referring to the hometown of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He added that having Ortiz finish his career in Boston is “something we have all wanted and that we are all proud of.”

Ortiz has hit 373 of his 431 career home runs with the Red Sox, ranking him fifth in franchise history. He’s had at least 30 homers and 100 RBIs in seven of his 11 seasons in Boston.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net Rob Gloster

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.