After a Yahoo Sports interview in which he said it would be tough to turn down a $25 million contract next season, David Ortiz clarified that he will retire at the end of the season.
“Listen, the thing is that people need to understand, in my mind I’m 100 percent sure I’m going to retire,” Ortiz told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com on Friday. “There are so many reasons for me that I want to retire. That is what is my mind right now. I don’t want people to get the wrong idea.”
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David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.
The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.
Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.
"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."
The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.