David Ortiz and his desire for a contract extension has been the talk of training camp so far in Fort Myers as the Boston Red Sox kick off their quest to repeat as World Series champions.
Boston’s 38-year-old slugger will make $15 million in 2014 — his final year with the team under his current contract. But the face of the franchise hasn’t been shy about wanting to get an extension beyond this summer.
Principal owner John Henry thinks that notion is “conceivable.”
“It’s something that we’ll talk about. We’ll definitely meet with him,” Henry told reporters Wednesday in Fort Myers. “He’s meant so much to this franchise, to New England, for so long now. He has helped carry us to three world championships.
“I know where he’s coming from,” he added. “He wants to finish his career here and we should try to make that happen. I don’t know that it will get done. But I think it’s good to have the conversation at the beginning of spring training. We’re all here. The sooner it gets resolved one way or another, the better it is for everyone.”