The managerial search isn't the only thing the Red Sox have on their plate right now.
According to Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox have starting negotiating a new deal with designated hitter David Ortiz.
The 37-year-old Ortiz is reportedly looking for a two-year deal for about 25-30 million. Ortiz was looking for a similar deal last season, but ended up signing a one-year deal that paid him 14.575 million for the 2012 season.
Ortiz hit .318 with 23 home runs and 60 RBI before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury last season.
CLEVELAND -- David Ortiz is heading into retirement with some more hardware.
The Boston Red Sox slugger captured the Hank Aaron Award on Wednesday as the top hitter in the American League this season. Budding Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant was honored as the top hitter in the National League.
The award was presented before Game 2 of the World Series between the Cubs and Cleveland. It was determined through a combination of fan voting and a panel that includes Aaron and other Hall of Fame players.
The 40-year-old Ortiz hit .315 with 38 home runs, 127 RBIs and 48 doubles in the 20th and final season of his major league career. His 541 career home runs rank 17th all-time.
The 24-year-old Bryant hit .292 with 39 home runs and 102 RBIs while helping the Cubs cruise to the NL Central title and eventually a spot in the World Series. Shortly after being honored, Bryant singled in the first inning for his first Series hit.
The Chicago Cubs get men on base early and often to win their first World Series game since 1945, a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians
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