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David Ortiz, Red Sox ‘not very close’ to a deal

The gap between what David Ortiz wants and what the Red Sox have offered could narrow quickly in the coming days, but for now, it’s “not very close,” according to a major league source.

The terms “progress” and “closing in” have been mentioned in reports on the early stages of talks, but unless things happen quickly, Ortiz could be out there in free agency.

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