Photo by Kelly O'Connor of

Photo by Kelly O’Connor of

While the Red Sox lost games on Saturday and Sunday, the weekend actually wrapped up on a good note. Reports surfaced that the Red Sox and David Ortiz agreed to a one year, $16 million extension that includes vesting options in ’16 and ’17. After finalizing an agreement with Ortiz, Cherington will likely turn his attention to extending Jon Lester, who’s entering the final year of his current deal.

  • With just a week to go until Opening Day, the Red Sox continued to minimize their roster. The latest demotions included future helpful players in Rich Hill and Dan Butler. (Hill among Red Sox roster cuts)
  • Tweet of the weekend: Kind of bittersweet to think this will be the last MLB contract that David Ortiz will sign.