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David Ortiz accepts arbitration

Updated: December 8, 2011, 10:00 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

DALLAS -- David Ortiz officially accepted the offer of salary arbitration from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, putting the designated hitter in line for a pay raise on his $12.5 million salary and placing him one step closer to his desired goal of ending his career with the team.

Ortiz informed the Red Sox several hours before Wednesday's midnight deadline. That makes him a signed player for 2012, but does not rule out the possibility of the Sox and Ortiz continuing to ...

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