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Red Sox, Ortiz not close to a deal

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

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

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