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Report: Ortiz, Red Sox agree on extension
A formal announcement could come as early as today, according to the report. Ortiz told ESPN that “hopefully” a deal is in place that would keep the slugger with the team through the 2015 season.
The 38-year-old veteran batted .309 with 30 home runs and 103 RBIs in 137 regular-season games for the World Series champion Red Sox in 2013.
Felix Doubront is have a rough spring. The Red Sox left-hander allowed 10 hits and eight runs on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays in a 9-2 Grapefruit League loss in Fort Myers.
Doubront was tagged for a second straight outing. On Sunday, he worked 4 1/3 innings, leaving after surrendering a three-run homer to Matt Joyce.