Red Sox' Ortiz talking tough about a contract
Ortiz, 38, earned World Series MVP honors after the Red Sox won their third title in 10 years.
“It can be two years, it can be three years, it can be 10 years. You never know,” he said.
Ortiz has one year left on the two-year extension he signed a year ago. He has played with the Red Sox for 11 years. He indicated that he would like to retire with them.
“But as I always keep on telling people, this is a business. Sometimes you’ve got to do what’s best for you and your family.
“Time to move on,” Ortiz said.
As long as he can effectively hit, he plans to keep playing, even if that means with another team.
“I haven’t seen it but if I have to, I’ve got no choice, I’m not going to quit,” Ortiz said. “As long as I keep hitting the ball the way I have, I’ve got to keep on giving it a try.”
Not wanting another one-year deal, he signed a two-year, $26 million contract in 2013.
Ortiz had 30 home runs, drove in 103 runs and went over the 2,000-hit mark last year. It was the first time he reached 30 homers and 100 RBIs since 2010.