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David Ortiz gets peace of mind with extension

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox ended the incessant banter about David Ortiz’s contract Sunday night when they made official a one-year extension worth $16 million, with club vesting options for 2016 and 2017 based on plate appearances and good health.

Ortiz was always looking for some sign from the Red Sox that they appreciated his contributions last season in leading them to another World Series championship.

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