Big Papi Gets His Contract Extension

Ortiz says Boston is `place I want to be'
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       SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) _ David Ortiz wants to finish his career with the Boston Red Sox.

        The World Series MVP said at a news conference Monday that staying in Boston for such a lengthy period is “a huge accomplishment.''

        Due $15 million this year, Ortiz agreed Sunday to a new deal that calls for a $16 million salary in 2015 and could be worth up to $48 million over three years.

The contract includes a $10 million club option for 2016 that could escalate to $16 million and become guaranteed, and a club option for 2017, also at $10 million to $16 million.

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