David Ortiz cites contract distractions

Updated: October 29, 2010, 2:47 PM ET

As the Boston Red Sox face a looming deadline to decide whether to pick up David Ortiz's one-year, $12.5 million option for 2011, the slugger reiterated that his preference would be for a multiyear contract extension, telling WEEI.com he would not be comfortable with a one-year deal because of the "roller coaster" season he just went through.

The 34-year-old Ortiz struggled through a deep April slump for the second straight season before bouncing back to finish with 32 homers and 102 RBIs. ...

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