Add David Ortiz to the list of 2011 Red Sox who may not be back.
But unlike Theo Epstein or Terry Francona, could Big Papi go to . . . the Yankees? It's not out of the question, according to him.
Speaking with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez, Ortiz talked about all the drama surrounding the Red Sox and how he wanted to stay away from it.
"There's too much drama, man," Ortiz told Dominguez. "There's too much drama. I have been thinking about a lot of things. I don't know if I want to be part of this drama for next year."
Pressed further on if he'd consider the Yankees, Ortiz said it was something he would think about, and from what he hears, it's a good situation over there in New York.
He specifically mentioned the fact that the Yankees lost in the first round of the playoffs, and not as much was made of it -- unlike in Boston.
During the interview, Ortiz also learned for the first time that Theo Epstein was heading to the Chicago Cubs.
"I am just finding out right now," he said. "I have been disconnected from all the drama going on around here. Too much drama. My head is spinning way too much to deal with everything that is going on. I have unplugged, you know, and I have just been dealing with my family."
On the same day, Dustin Pedroia had heard first of Epstein's departure during an interview with WEEI.
Big Papi's "spring training" involves a beach chair -- not a baseball bat.
The former Boston Red Sox slugger made it clear on Instagram that he has no interest in returning to Jet Blue Park to begin training for the 2017 MLB season.
He announced in Nov. 2015 he would be retiring after the 2016 season, and he appears completely content with that decision despite speculation of his return to MLB. Ortiz posted a video on Sunday of himself in a beach chair reclined and relaxed.
"What's up [Instagram]. Oh, so good be retired. At the beach with the familia, the ladies. Big Papi in the bulding. This is my spring training. How 'bout dat? Enjoy. See you when I see you. Peace," he said, and then chuckled.
Ortiz's video came a few days after Hanley Ramirez said that if Ortiz made a return to baseball, he would be doing it, in part, for Ramirez, because they miss each other.
WBZ's Dan Roche then tweeted out Ramirez's comment on Thursday, and Big Papi waited no time to respond. Within 16 minutes, Ortiz had responded to reiterate he would not be returning to the Sox.
Jackie Bradley Jr. will likely have a spotless attendance record for White House trips.
The Boston Red Sox outfielder began discussing those championship trips to meet the president after Red Sox chairman Tom Werner referenced the New England Patriots' Super Bowl win at a team get-together on Friday morning.
“If my team is going, yes, I’m going,” Bradley Jr. told WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, adding later, “I don’t like politics, not even a little bit.”
The Patriots so far have six players who have openly stated they will not attend New England's White House trip to meet President Donald Trump. Team leaders like Dont'a Hightower and Devin McCourty are among those unwilling to attend.
For Bradley, the White House trip is not about making a political statement.
“The reason why we’re going there is because we did something together as a team. The White House is cool,” he said. “I’m with my team."
The 26-year-old outfielder has twice attended the championship trip to the nation's capital. In college, he went with the South Carolina Gamecocks after they won the College World Series. He later attended with the Red Sox in 2013. Bradley Jr. said he enjoyed attending the White House to meet Barack Obama, but added he wasn't concerned with which president was hosting the event.
He said: “How many people can say they’ve been to the White House? That alone. There is a lot history there, and I’m a big fan of architecture. I think the whole thing is unique.”