David Ortiz #34 enjoys a light moment in the dugout before a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on August 2, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. The game was delayed because of rain storms. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gresh & Zo: Ortiz Settles With Sox

Gresh and Zo debate whether David Ortiz is worth the contract he got from the Red Sox.

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David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox hits a home run against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park August 27, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Red Sox, Ortiz Set For Monday Arbitration Hearing

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.



Roche: Ortiz On Board

By accepting arbitration, Ortiz is guaranteed a raise from the 12.5-million dollars he received last season.


Red Sox reliever Dan Wheeler. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Reliever Dan Wheeler Declines Arbitration

Red Sox reliever Dan Wheeler will decline salary arbitration from the team, according to the Providence Journal.


Red Sox DH David Ortiz. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Source: David Ortiz To Stay With Red Sox

Reports say David Ortiz will accept arbitration from Boston and he will return for the 2012 season.


Papi was scorching in August, leading the Sox with a .411 average and eight homers in only 20 games. He drove in 20 runs while striking out just 14 times.

Red Sox Offer Arbitration To Ortiz, Wheeler

Jason Varitek, JD Drew, Eric Bedard and Tim Wakefield were not offered arbitration.


Jonathan Papelbon and Jacoby Ellsbury (Photos by Hannah Foslien and J. Meric/Getty Images)

Red Sox Avoid Arbitration With Papelbon, Ellsbury

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche has confirmed the Red Sox have reached contract agreements with closer Jonathan Papelbon and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury.