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Red Sox In Talks With Ortiz, Ross

General Manager Ben Cherington confirmed to reporters that the Red Sox have begun contract talks with both David Ortiz and Cody Ross, according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald (via Twitter).  Both players are set to hit the open market after this season.

Ortiz has made it clear that he is looking for a two-year deal this offseason, but isn't seeking anything longer than that.  In the slugger's view, a two-year pact will allow him to avoid questions about his contract status in the 2013 and would mark a sign of respect from the organization.  The soon-to-be 37-year-old earned his eighth All-Star selection this season, hitting .318/.415/.611 with 23 homers.

Ross, 31, says that his top priority this offseason will be signing with a contender.  The Red Sox picked up the outfielder on a one-year, $3MM deal last winter and figures to see a significant bump in pay and contract length this time around.








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