Recommendation: Apparently the deal is worth $26 million and can reach $30 million with incentives. The Rangers were believed to have interest in the slugger, but it always seemed like a long shot given his history with the Red Sox. Ortiz was a dominant force at the plate last season (1.026 OPS) before his year was cut short by an Achilles injury. He should be good to go by the time Spring Training rolls around, and is expected to open the season as Boston's starting designated hitter, likely batting either third or fourth in the lineup.
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