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David Ortiz, Red Sox close to extension

CLEARWATER, Fla. — For several weeks, David Ortiz has expressed confidence that he would reach agreement on a one-year contract extension with the Red Sox. Now, with spring training winding down, an announcement is expected in the coming days.

Sources said Ortiz is seeking $15 million for 2015, essentially the same deal he has for the coming season.

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