Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Big Papy resigned with Boston

David Ortiz agreed with the Boston Red Sox, avoiding arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday, according to a source told the team to Buster Olney of ESPN The Magazine.

The parties agreed to a contract of $ 14,575 million, the midpoint between what he called Ortiz and the Red Sox offered him, the source said.

The Red Sox offered $ 12.65 million (a slight increase in salary of $ 12.5 million in 2011) and Ortiz called for $ 16.5 million.

"It's just one of those things when we were all together in the same room made sense to reach a middle ground and we did," said general manager Ben Cherington Red Sox, according to the Boston Globe.

Ortiz was in the same hotel as Cherington in St. Petersburg, Fla., according to the newspaper, but left without comment.

Cherington said the team "made ​​it clear to the player" that the team wanted to come back.

Ortiz's agent, Fernando Cuza, told reporters "that both parties were happy with the deal and leave it at that. This is a process and once we get together, it was a matter of get on the same page and so did. "

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