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.