David Ortiz Plans To Accept Arbitration

David Ortiz plans to accept Boston's arbitration offer and remain with the Red Sox, reports Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. In that case, Ortiz would be in line for a one-year deal with a slight raise on last year's $12.5MM salary.

Considering there didn't seem to be many suitors for Ortiz on the open market and the reported two-year deal on the table from the Red Sox would have paid just $9MM annually, the decision makes sense. However, there is still time for the two sides to work out a multiyear deal, and ESPN.com's Buster Olney (Twitter link) expects them to continue talking. WEEI's Rob Bradford hears that Ortiz's reps and the Red Sox plan to meet tonight before any decision is made on arbitration.

The 36-year-old is coming off a strong 2011 campaign in which he hit .309/.398/.554 in 605 plate appearances.


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77 Comments on "David Ortiz Plans To Accept Arbitration"


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Ryan The Braves Fan For Life
3 years 7 months ago

I thought he was going to go to Minnesota

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Ryan The Braves Fan For Life
3 years 7 months ago

I thought he was going to go to Minnesota

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Dave_Gershman
3 years 7 months ago

Wow. $$$

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Stonehands
3 years 7 months ago

….ESPN just said he accepted the 2/18 deal that was offered…

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3 years 7 months ago

source please

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Justin Lindsay
3 years 7 months ago

ESPN LOL

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3 years 7 months ago

a link???? all i c is ARBITRATION acceptence, nopthing about a 2 yr deal

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notsureifsrs
3 years 7 months ago

even the arb acceptance bit is sketchy, with rojas citing an anonymous source and other reports unable to confirm

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3 years 7 months ago

about timeĀ