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David Ortiz’s contract includes incentives based on his Achilles injury

David Ortiz, Ben Cherington

Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz speaks as general manager Ben Cherington, left, listens during a baseball news conference, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Fenway Park in Boston. Ortiz announced that he has finalized a $26 million, two-year contract, which includes bonuses that could raise the value to $30 million. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


David Ortiz finalized a two-year, $26 million contract with the Red Sox earlier today. But he could make more if he stays healthy.

Rob Bradford of was told by a baseball source that Ortiz’s contract includes specific language regarding the right Achilles tendon injury which limited him to just 90 games this season. The new deal currently calls for him to make an $11 million base salary in 2014, but his salary will be bumped up to $15 million if he misses 20 or fewer days on the disabled list in 2013 due to the injury. That would bring the total value of the deal to $30 million.

Ortiz, who turns 37 later this month, underwent ultrasound treatment on his Achilles tendon early last month. The veteran slugger is currently in rehab mode, but he’s expected to be ready for spring training.