Posted: Friday November 2, 2012 8:47 PM

AP source: Red Sox, Ortiz strike $26M, 2-year deal

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

BOSTON (AP) - A baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $26 million, two-year contract with designated hitter David Ortiz.

Bonuses could raise the total to $30 million, the official said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been signed.

Ortiz was a free agent and able to discuss money with all teams at midnight. The Red Sox made him a $13.3 million qualifying offer, but the sides continued negotiating and reached an agreement a few hours later.

Ortiz batted .318 with 23 homers and 60 RBIs while missing almost half the season due to a strained right Achilles tendon.

---

AP Sports Writer Howard Ulman contributed to this report.

 
SI.com
Hot Topics: Washington Wizards Albert Pujols Mock NFL Draft Drake Russell Allen Toronto Raptors
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint