Gresh and Zo debate whether David Ortiz is worth the contract he got from the Red Sox.
The Red Sox and David Ortiz have an arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday in Florida, with the two sides reportedly nearly $4 million apart on the DH’s 2012 salary.
By accepting arbitration, Ortiz is guaranteed a raise from the 12.5-million dollars he received last season.
Red Sox reliever Dan Wheeler will decline salary arbitration from the team, according to the Providence Journal.
Reports say David Ortiz will accept arbitration from Boston and he will return for the 2012 season.
Jason Varitek, JD Drew, Eric Bedard and Tim Wakefield were not offered arbitration.
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche has confirmed the Red Sox have reached contract agreements with closer Jonathan Papelbon and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury.