Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz begin contract talks

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The Boston Red Sox have begun discussions with David Ortiz over a deal to keep the player at the ball club, reports revealed today.

The Boston Herald reported that Ortiz and his agent met with members of the Red Sox hierarchy and front office recently as the two sides look to hash out a deal before the season begins in April.

Ortiz has been a major figure for the Red Sox over the past decade, helping the team to three World Series titles, and becoming a firm fan favorite in the process. 

But in recent weeks Big Papi has come in for criticism from some sections of the media after it emerged the 38-year old was looking for a contract extension on improved terms.

Entering the final year of his current deal, he will earn $15 million next season and is thought to be looking for similar numbers in 2015.

There is talk of a potential vesting option in 2016 too.

With the designated figure still an important figure, both at the plate and in marketing terms, it is likely a deal will be reached as discussions continue into the future. 

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington spoke recently of Ortiz's position:

"David's a very important guy. We all know that. Certain guys earn the right to have a hearing and the conversation. He's certainly one of them."

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