By Matt Snyder
DALLAS -- All-Star designated hitter David Ortiz will remain with the Red Sox. The Red Sox offered him arbitration back in November, which was a no-brainer considering that meant they would receive draft pick compensation if he signed elsewhere. But that didn't happen, as Ortiz has accepted arbitration.
Ortiz was said to be seeking a multi-year offer, but instead will now accept a one-year deal. He made $12.5 million last year, so a modest raise should be expected. It's pretty unlikely he'd get a two or three year deal with a per-season average of more than he made last season, so his 2012 salary benefits. It's past that which is the question now.
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Ortiz, 36, hit .309/.398/.554 with 29 homers, 40 doubles, 96 RBI and 84 runs last season. He may be aging, but that 154 OPS-plus is outstanding.
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