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Red Sox Exercise Option On Ortiz

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(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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.

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