David Ortiz DH BOS 8 Days

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer over Pesky's Pole in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday to lead the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Rangers.

Whether the ball was truly fair or not was inconclusive, but it counted as Ortiz's second home run of the year. He also had a double in the contest. He has three extra-base hits and five RBI the last two days after opening the year with one extra-base hit and three RBI in seven games.

David Ortiz DH BOS 11 Days

David Ortiz is back in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

Ortiz was given what manager John Farrell referred to as a "planned down day" Saturday, but the DH is also nursing a calf ailment. He's in his customary No. 3 spot in the lineup versus the Brewers' Wily Peralta.

David Ortiz DH BOS 15 Days

David Ortiz clobbered his first homer of the season and walked twice Wednesday versus the Orioles.

The homer was a two-run shot off Ubaldo Jimenez. Ortiz went just 2-for-37 with one homer this spring.

David Ortiz DH BOS 19 Days

David Ortiz (calf) remains out of the Red Sox lineup for Saturday's Grapefruit League finale.

The 38-year-old slugger has been limited in recent days due to calf stiffness, but it appears as though he would be in the lineup had it been a regular season game. He finishes a disappointing spring season hitting a paltry .054/.125/.162 with a homer, two RBI and a 13/3 K/BB ratio in 37 at-bats.

David Ortiz DH BOS 20 Days

David Ortiz is sitting out Friday's game due to right calf stiffness.

The good news is that Ortiz is expected to be back in the lineup Saturday. Fresh off a one-year contract extension, Big Papi has batted just .054/.125/.162 over 14 games this spring for the Red Sox.

David Ortiz DH BOS 25 Days

According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, the Red Sox have signed David Ortiz to a one-year, $16 million extension.

The deal is for 2015, as Ortiz was already under contract at $15 million for the upcoming season. He made it known after helping the Red Sox to the 2013 World Series title that he wanted his contract extended, and the Boston front office obliged eight days before leaving Florida. Ortiz, 38, slugged 30 home runs and tallied 103 RBI in 137 games last year before lighting it up in the playoffs.

David Ortiz DH BOS 27 Days

Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that the Red Sox could complete a one-year contract extension with David Ortiz over the weekend that's "in the neighborhood" of $15 million.

That's what Ortiz will make this season, but he's gone on the record as wanting his deal extended for another season. Ortiz, who turned 38 over the winter, wants to finish his career with the Red Sox. The DH batted .309/.395/.564 with 30 homers and 103 RBI last season for the Red Sox before going on to win World Series MVP honors.

David Ortiz DH BOS 27 Days

Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports that there is "little doubt" the Red Sox will sign David Ortiz to an extension, and an agreement could be announced "in the next few days."

Red Sox owner John Henry and Ortiz's agent, Fernando Cuza, are both in Fort Myers, Florida at the team's spring training complex, and the thinking is that discussing a new deal for Big Papi is one of the items on the agenda. Ortiz will make $15 million in the final year of his current deal but is reportedly wanting another $15 million for 2015, which is a perfectly reasonable request. The Red Sox could also tack on an option year.

David Ortiz DH BOS 2 Months

John Tomase of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox and David Ortiz have opened discussions regarding a contract extension.

Ortiz will make $15 million in the final year of his current deal but went on record last month saying that he wanted to tack on another $15 million for 2015. It appears the Red Sox are willing to oblige him and could possibly add on a vesting option for 2016 or just make it a straight two-year extension. Either way, it would be a surprise if Big Papi doesn't retire in a Red Sox uniform. "As you guys know, we prefer not to talk about these things or to get into details of those talks publicly," general manager Ben Cherington said. "David's a very important guy. We all know that. Certain guys earn the right to have a hearing and the conversation. He's certainly one of them."

David Ortiz DH BOS 2 Months

Red Sox owner John Henry said Wednesday that an extension for David Ortiz is "conceivable."

Ortiz, who is entering the final year of his contract, recently told reporters that he is looking for a one-year extension. Henry appears amenable to his demands, though he still thinks the 38-year-old could finish his career with the Red Sox even if an extension isn't done right now.