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Source: Ortiz, Red Sox close to $50M deal

Updated: March 31, 2006, 3:23 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

MIAMI -- Dominican David Ortiz is about to sign a $50 million extension of his contract with the Boston Red Sox, a family member told ESPNdeportes.com.

David Ortiz

Designated Httr Boston Red SoxProfile

2005 SEASON STATISTICS

GM HR RBI R OBP AVG

159 47 148 119 .397 .300

If the new contract is finalized, "Big Papi" would earn an average $12.5 million per year from 2007 to 2010.

"David will get more ...

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