Ortiz says pact ensures he’ll finish in Boston

2014-03-24T15:16:39Z 2014-03-24T21:51:04Z Ortiz says pact ensures he’ll finish in BostonThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 24, 2014 3:16 pm  • 

SARASOTA, Fla. — David Ortiz wants to finish his career with the Boston Red Sox.

The World Series MVP said at a news conference Monday that staying in Boston for such a lengthy period is “a huge accomplishment.”

Due $15 million this year, Ortiz agreed Sunday to a new deal that calls for a $16 million salary in 2015 and could be worth up to $48 million over three years. The contract includes a $10 million club option for 2016 that could escalate to $16 million and become guaranteed, and a club option for 2017, also at $10 million to $16 million.

Rays pitcher suspended

NEW YORK — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Colome has been suspended for the first 50 games of the season for a positive steroids test.

The 25-year-old right-hander tested positive for Boldenone, the commissioner’s office said Monday. Boldenone is used primarily for the treatment of horses.

Colome was 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA in three midseason starts as a rookie last year.

“We fully support Major League Baseball’s policy and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from our game,” the Rays said in a statement.

Tigers trade for shortstop

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Baltimore Orioles have acquired infielder Steve Lombardozzi from the Detroit Tigers for infielder Alex Gonzalez.

The 25-year-old Lombardozzi hit .259 with two homers and 22 RBIs for the Washington Nationals last season and was dealt to Detroit in December for pitcher Doug Fister.

Gonzalez, a 37-year-old infielder, has a .246 average with six major league teams. .

Inside pitch

  • Pitcher
  • Jose Quintana
  • and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $21 million, five-year contract that would increase to $26.5 million if he is eligible for salary arbitration after this season.

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