It looks like the DH position in the Red Sox line up will be buttoned up for the next two years. That’s, of course, if the big man, David Ortiz can stay healthy and that pesky achilles injury suffered this past season doesn’t become a reoccurring issue.
According to Boston.com, there are multiple reports indicating the Red Sox and Big Papi have agreed on a two year deal worth $26 million. The Boston Globe is working to confirm the deal.
The feelings on resigning Ortiz across Red Sox Nation have been mixed. Some feel he’s too old and injury-prone at this point in his career to earn the big bucks — especially in an era where teams are depending less on a high-powered bat in the DH spot in line up. Others, like me, are happy to know that smiling face will be taking up real estate in the dugout through the 2014 season. Even better if he continues the success he had in the first half of last season where he his .318 in 90 games with 23 home runs.
Ortiz has always been the bright light on this team even when times were tough and things were looking bleak. I’m not looking forward when his retirement day comes… I’m sure there will be many tears. But for now, I’ll just enjoy the time we have left together and hope he hits the stuffing out of the ball.