Ortiz Translation Cash Money
According to ESPNdeportes.com reporter Enrique Rojas, David Ortiz may be close to signing a contract extension that will keep him, through his prime, until the year 2010. Below is a rough translation of the article.
David Ortiz could sign with the Red Sox a contract extension by a total of $50 million
By Red Enrique ESPNdeportes.com MIAMI, Florida --
The Dominican toletero David Ortiz is near signing an extension of 50 million dollars with the Red Sox of Boston, said to ESPNdeportes.com a familiar source related to the pelotero. "Big Papi" would gain an average of 12,5 annual million in the seasons from the 2007 to the 2010. "David is going to receive more than 50 million dollars by the company/signature of that contract extension, that runs until the 2010", it said the source. "David is very contented, although they even lack some details to define", added. Nevertheless, a representative of the agency SFX, that handles the race of Ortiz, abstained to give details of the negotiations with the Red Averages. "we are negotiating, that is of public knowledge, but we are not prepared to announce nothing. Not yet there is agreement ", said Fizgerald Astacio. Ortiz, of 30 years, has become one of the most productive players of the Great Leagues since it was united to the Red Averages before the season of the 2003, coming from Minnesota. The inicialista and designated batter have stuck 119 quadrangular ones and have pushed 388 races in three seasons with the Red Averages. The quisqueyano was left secondly in the votings for the prize of More valuable Player of American Liga the last year, when it batted 300 with 47 home runs and 148 towed races. The antesalista Alex Rodriguez, of the Yankees of New York, was the winner of the distinction. Ortiz was the Most valuable Player of the Series of Championship of the 2004, when Boston returned of a disadvantage 0-3 to eliminate the Yankees and to advance to the World-wide Series. In the Classic one of Autumn, Boston swept the Cardinals of San Luis in four parties to gain his first crown from 1918. Ortiz will gain 6,5 million dollars in the 2006, when it finalizes an agreement of two seasons and 12,5 million that signed in May of the 2004. The club has an option of 7,7 million for the 2007. The player publicly demands from the winter pause a contract extension to the Red Sox. Last Tuesday, Ortiz said that it would leave his agents who were in charge of the negotiations and that he would not participate actively in the process.