Larry Lucchino, president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, hopes to keep David Ortiz with the Red Sox for the duration of his career, he disclosed Friday at their training camp. The Red Sox and Ortiz met Thursday to talk about a contract extension, Lucchino said, which likely will be one year for about $15 million, trying to lock up Ortiz through the 2015 season. Ortiz, 38, who has been vocal about wanting an extension, likely will get his wish before the start of spring-training games next week. "I think we're going to be fine,'' Ortiz has told reporters in camp. Lucchino, who says the mood in camp has been remarkable coming off the World Series championship, says it's "Camp Good Vibrations.' There's a very good vibe emanating from the place. And we hope that continues throughout the season.'' That vibe can only be bolstered with the signing of Ortiz, the face of their franchise, and considered an iconic figure in Boston.
Red Sox CEO: David Ortiz contract extension a priority
USA Today | Feb 22