Ortiz Upset With Lack Of Contract Talk

Since the start of the season, David Ortiz has become increasingly concerned with the Red Sox because of his contract situation, a source close to the player told Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com.

"David is (too) proud and respectful to say how he feels in public, but the guy feels hurt, upset by the way that he is being ignored by the Red Sox…After all he's done here and having a good season, he was at least hoping to be approached by the team to talk about his future," the source said.

Less than two months ago, Ortiz told Rojas that the club had yet to come to him to discuss a new contract and the veteran said that he wasn't expecting that to change.  More recently, Big Papi told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that he wasn't worried about his next deal.

So far this season, Ortiz has a slash line of .289/.378/.537 with 21 homers.   The 35-year-old is earning $12.5MM in the final year of his deal.



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