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Monday, March 24, 2014
Breakdown of Ortiz deal

By Gordon Edes

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Here are the specifics of David Ortiz's contract extension:

2015--$16 million.
2016--$10 million club option.

The option vests at:
425 plate appearances -- $11m
475 PAs -- $12m
525 PAs -- $13m
550 PAs -- $14m
575 PAs -- $15m
600 PAs -- $16m

2017 -- straight club option (no vest) at $10 million that escalates at the same levels as above.

Ortiz has reached 600 plate appearances in four of the past five seasons.