David Ortiz Accepts Arbitration

8:08pm: Ortiz has officially accepted arbitration, tweets Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston. Neither side has ruled out a multiyear deal at some point this offseason, tweets MLB.com's Ian Browne. The Sox reportedly increased their two-year offer to Ortiz today.

3:30pm: The Red Sox have not heard any official word from Ortiz, reports WEEI's Rob Bradford.

2:20pm: Free agent DH David Ortiz will accept Boston's arbitration offer, tweets MLB Network's Jon Heyman.  Ortiz's plan was first reported yesterday by ESPN's Enrique Rojas.  That means Ortiz is under the team's control for 2012 at a salary to potentially be determined by the arbitration process.  He'll get a raise on this year's $12.5MM salary.

Ortiz, 36, was MLBTR's 13th-ranked free agent, but his market was cold given his inability to play the field and the attached draft pick cost.



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