BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox announced Thursday they will exercise their $12.5 million club option on David Ortiz for the 2011 season.

Ortiz hit .270 with 32 homers and drove in 102 runs last season after a slow start in April.

The Sox had to make their decision on whether to bring him back by midnight.

Ortiz wants a multi-year deal, which the Red Sox have not ruled out.

There has been no comment from Ortiz yet.

Comments (4)
  1. Ellen says:

    Well, I don’t blame him for that. Would love to see Ortiz retire as a Boston Red Sox just like Mike Lowell did.

  2. Allie says:

    YAY!! Oh, this makes me

  3. DocJ says:

    No question this is the first step to the Red Sox returning to the post season next season.They would have been there this year without all the injuries.

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