David Ortiz is fresh off an amazing postseason run that saw him win a third World Series title and his first fall classic MVP award.
Ortiz would love to keep the good times rolling and finish his career in a Boston Red Sox uniform.
However, if the Boston Red Sox do not offer the designated hitter a multiyear contract, Ortiz will “move on.” In an interview with WBZ-TV’s Sports Final that aired on Sunday night, Ortiz said he would “like to retire with the Red Sox”, but had no issues moving on from the team.
Ortiz has one year left on the two-year extension he signed in 2013. He has played with the Red Sox for 11 years.
“As long as they keep offering me a job and I keep doing what I’m supposed to do and the relationship keeps on building up, I’m going to be there. Hopefully, I won’t have to go and wear another uniform,” he said.
As for how long he wants to continue his career, Ortiz said he thinks he has at least a couple years left in the tank.
“I’m feeling good. This is not a career that is forever, but as long as I’m having fun and as long as I keep on doing what I’m doing, and I’m healthy, of course, I’m going to keep on giving it a try,” said Ortiz.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has said there are no pending negotiations with Ortiz and the matter is not urgent.
Ortiz had 30 home runs, drove in 103 runs and went over the 2,000-hit mark last year. It was the first time he reached 30 homers and 100 RBIs since 2010.