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David Ortiz Close To Signing One-Year Extension With Red Sox

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David Ortiz (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

David Ortiz (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) — The deal that David Ortiz so badly wants is close to getting done.

WBZ’s Dan Roche cited a source close to the situation, reporting that Ortiz is close to signing a one-year extension with the Red Sox.

The deal will be in the range of $15 million to $16 million, according to Roche. The deal is likely to be agreed upon “soon.” The announcement may come prior to opening day, contrary to prior speculation.

Ortiz is entering the final year of a two-year, $26 million deal, which he signed back in November 2012. He arrived at spring training this season after dominating during the team’s World Series run, and he made it clear that he didn’t want to play out this season without having another year tacked on to his current deal.

Ortiz, 38, hit .309 with 38 doubles, 30 home runs, 103 RBIs and a .959 OPS last season, his 11th in a Red Sox uniform. He batted .300 in the postseason, and he batted .688 with two home runs, six RBIs and a ridiculous 1.948 OPS in six World Series games.

In his last three seasons, Ortiz owns a .311 batting average and a .972 OPS while averaging 27 home runs per season, and that’s despite missing 72 games in 2012 with an Achilles injury.

ESPN’s Gordon Edes reported Thursday night that there was “little doubt” that a deal would get done, “perhaps even in the next few days.”

Scott Zolak and Hardy reacted to the news Dan Roche left during the Toucher & Rich crossover and what it means for the Red Sox going forward:

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