David Ortiz’s New Contract Shows Red Sox Are Confident in Slugger’s Ability to Bounce Back From Tough Year (Video)

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Big Papi is coming back. The Red Sox and David Ortiz announced the designated hitter’s return to the team next season, after the slugger signed a two-year deal that could be worth up to as much as $30 million. That’s money well spent for an icon that has been with the Sox through thick and thin and will now continue to be there as the Sox move forward into the John Farrell era. The NESN Nation Minute breaks down what Ortiz’s new deal means, and also jumps on some NFL news with reaction to the big weekends for Matt Ryan, Sean Payton and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Check it out in the above video.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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