David Ortiz meets with Red Sox officials to discuss contract status
|02.20.14 at 3:49 pm ET|
FORT MYERS, Fla. — According to multiple industry sources, Red Sox DH David Ortiz and agent Fern Cuza met with members of the Red Sox front office (including representatives of team ownership) to have conversations about the slugger’s contract status. According to one source, no formal offer of a contract extension was made during the meetings.
“Just conversations,” one source suggested of the meeting.
Ortiz, entering the second year of a two-year, $26 million deal (the value of which escalated to $30 million by virtue of the slugger’s ability to avoid the DL for more than 20 days last season), would be eligible for free agency following the 2014 season, but both he and Red Sox principal owner John Henry said on Wednesday that they are hoping to ensure that Ortiz will be able to spend the remainder of his career in a Red Sox uniform.
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