John Henry addresses Ortiz contract issue, releases hounds

The Guru
Contributing Writer

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Red Sox principal owner John Henry mumbled to the media for the first time this spring, addressed the David Ortiz situation and appeared open to the suggestion the Sox extend the disgruntled slugger's contract.

“It’s conceivable. It’s something that we’ll talk between. We’ll definitely meet with him. He’s meant so much to this franchise, to New England for so long now. He’s helped carry us to three world championships. I know where he’s coming from. He wants to finish his career here. We should try to make that happen."

Ortiz has been "vocal" about his critics and his contract status. Big Papi hit .309 with 30 home runs and 103 RBI last season and was named MVP of the World Series.

Henry said, "The sooner it’s resolved one way or another, the better it is for everyone.”

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