David Ortiz is having an All-Star season as the Red Sox designated hitter -- the type of season that he figured might land him a new deal. Or at least the kind of season that might force the Red Sox to talk to him about the potential for a new deal.
But according to a report, that hasn't happened, and Big Papi isn't happy about it.
"David is (too) proud and respectful to say how he feels in public, but the guy feels hurt, upset by the way that he is being ignored by the Red Sox," a source told ESPN.
"After all he's done here and having a good season, he was at least hoping to be approached by the team to talk about his future," the source added.
Read the full report here.
Evan Drellich explains why he is not ready to be concerned about Rick Porcello following a loss to the Twins.
BOSTON - Adalberto Mejia pitched 5 2/3 innings in his second straight scoreless start, Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins rebounded from two consecutive losses against Boston to beat the Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Kepler also had an RBI single, and Miguel Sano added an RBI double to help the Twins improve to 24-11 on the road.
Mejia (3-3) allowed five hits, struck out three and walked one. On Friday night at Cleveland, the rookie left-hander held the Indians to two hits over five innings in a victory.
Brandon Kintzler got the final three outs for his 21st save.
Boston starter Rick Porcello (4-10) gave up four runs on six hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two. It was his 14th straight start going at least six innings, the AL's longest active streak.
Red Sox manager John Farrell was back in the dugout after serving a one-game suspension Tuesday for poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an argument Saturday.