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David Ortiz gets extension
Looks like the marriage between David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox will last at least two more years. According to a league source, the two sides agreed to add another year to Ortiz's contract, keeping him on board through 2015. How many years does Ortiz have left as an elite designated hitter? Is he the best of all time?
David Ortiz sets DH hits record
With his second-inning double Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners, David Ortiz became the all-time hits leader among MLB designated hitters, passing Harold Baines for the top spot. The Boston Red Sox's "Big Papi" did it with strong production over a decade-plus run -- and was helped by the fact that his position even exists, at least in the American League.