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The Boston Red Sox agreed to a two-year deal with long-time star David Ortiz on Friday evening.
According to ESPNBoston.com, the deal will pay Ortiz $26 million over the two-year period, with potential incentives bringing the overall worth of the contract up to $30 million.
The burly left-handed slugger enjoyed his best year in Boston since 2007 last season, hitting .318 with 23 home runs and 60 RBIs in 90 games played. Ortiz's season was cut short however thanks to an achilles injury he suffered on July 16, which allowed him to only play in one more game the rest of the season.
On Friday, Ortiz told the Boston Herald "You all know that I want to be back. I've been here for a while and I mean, it don't get any better."
The 36-year-old has hit 343 career home runs with the Red Sox, including a single-season club record of 54 in 2006. He is also the only player remaining from Boston's 2004 World Series championship team to still be playing with the Red Sox.