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Theo Epstein: David Ortiz is content

Updated: November 5, 2010, 2:44 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- David Ortiz may be "cool" with the Red Sox's decision not to give him a contract extension, as he told Theo Epstein, according to the Red Sox general manager. But Boston's refusal to grant Ortiz the extension he very publicly sought had to come as a jarring reality check for the Red Sox slugger.

Ortiz's return to the Sox for 2011 was assured Thursday when the team exercised the $12.5 million club option that had been tacked on to the four-year, $52 million deal Ortiz signed in ...

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