Sox, Ortiz settle at midpoint

David Ortiz and the Sox avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal that will pay David $14.575 million for the 2012 season.  Ortiz was the last open arbitration case for the Red Sox and a hearing was scheduled for later today.  Ortiz will be a free agent again after this season.  In 9 seasons as Red Sox GM Theo Epstein never went into an arbitration hearing.  New GM Ben Cherington came close but avoided it with Ortiz in the final minutes leading up to the hearing.  If the hearing were to have gone through then Ortiz would likely have been the highest paid arbitration case in MLB history.

Also of note today: Like Bobby Valentine, Adrian Gonzalez has arrived in Fort Myers.  Also Ryan Westmoreland, who is trying to complete a long comeback after having brain surgery, has been working out at the club’s facility in Fort Myers

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30 year old sports enthusiast and aspiring writer from Boston.

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