The Boston Red Sox have offered David Ortiz $12.65 million in arbitration for this coming season. Ortiz has asked for $16.5 million.
The Red Sox haven't had an actual arbitration case since 2002, but ESPN points out that this may be the year that the streak is broken thanks to the arrival of new GM Ben Cherington.
Ortiz, though, is still hoping that he can get a multiyear deal from the Sox, though he didn't want the two-year, $18 million offer the team made last month, the site notes, and is feeling more doubtful about getting any other multiyear offer from the team this offseason. "It doesn't seem like it now," he said, according to ESPN.
The other arbitration-eligible players on the Sox are Alfredo Aceves, Daniel Bard, and Andrew Bailey.