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11/05/2012 - 4:27pm
Ortiz had 'no doubt' he'd get two-year deal
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz said Monday that he knew the team was going to give him the multi-year deal he had been seeking when his last contract expired. Ortiz said the front office communicated well with him this season, making him "more confident walking into the offseason knowing that I was going to be back."

"I don't think there was any doubt," Ortiz said when asked about getting two years. "They approached me pretty well. Our negotiations this year were easier than ever. They knew what they were looking for. … It wasn't even a going back and forth type of situation. It was pretty much 'this is it' and I agreed with it."

Ortiz also said that the right achilles tendon injury that kept him out through the end of last season is doing better. 

"It's good," he said. "I'm moving forward pretty good. I already started doing leg exercises and stuff, and I'm feeling good."...

11/05/2012 - 3:55pm
Red Sox make Ortiz extension official
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox officially announced David Ortiz' two-year extension on Monday. The deal is worth $26 million and could reach $30 million if Ortiz reaches all of his incentives. 

“David Ortiz has made immeasurable contributions to the Red Sox for the past decade,” general manager Ben Cherington said in the release. “He is an historic figure, a beloved hero, and an important player as we build our team for 2013 and beyond.”  

In 90 games last season, Ortiz hit .318/.415/.611 with 23 homers and 60 RBI. He led the Red Sox in batting average. 

For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox. 


11/05/2012 - 2:08pm
Terry: C's bench 'not even close'

WALTHAM -- After watching the Wizards bench outscore the Celtics reserves 62-27 Saturday night in Boston's nail-biting 89-86 win in Washington, one of the key Celtics reserves admitted his frustration and said the second unit is doing everything it can to improve. 

"We're not even close to where we want to be," said Terry, who scored eight points in 18 minutes off the bench Saturday. "It's a work in progress. I'm going to stay optimistic. I'm going to score. I'm going to figure it out. Believe me when I tell you, I'm going to continue to shoot the ball and I'm going to take advantage of every opportunity."

Terry was just 2-for-8 from the floor on Saturday and is averaging 8.7 points in 25 minutes a game off the Boston bench in the first three games. 

"That's frustrating," Terry said of Boston's bench production. "But again, I take that squarely upon my shoulders and this is a new week. I'm...

11/05/2012 - 1:31pm
Pats-Colts on Nov. 18 flexed to 4:25 p.m.

The NFL announced Monday that the Nov. 18 game between the Patriots and the Colts, which was originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Gillette Stadium, has been moved to 4:25 p.m. The Week 11 matchup -- the first week of the season where flex scheduling can come into play -- will be the first-ever meeting between Tom Brady and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


11/05/2012 - 12:24pm
Listen live to Ortiz press conference at 4 p.m.

The Red Sox will announce their two-year, $26 million deal with DH David Ortiz at a 4 p.m. press conference on Monday. The event will be carried live on WEEI 93.7 FM and WEEI.com.

According to a major league source, Ortiz will receive a $1 million signing bonus, a $14 million base salary in 2013 and an $11 million salary in 2014. He also has the potential to earn up to $4 million in incentives. 

The two sides agreed to the deal on Friday night, hours before Ortiz would have been able to accept offers from other teams. 

For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


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