David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox waits to bat in the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at JetBlue Park at Fenway South on March 17, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida.

Just like it should be, David Ortiz will finish up his career as a member of the Boston Red Sox.

According to multiple media reports, the Red Sox and Big Papi have agreed on a one-year extension worth $16 million. The deal also includes vesting options for 2016 and 2017 based on plate appearances.

You could argue that Dustin Pedroia is the heart and face of this Red Sox team. You could argue that same fact about Big Papi. Either way, you’re not wrong.

Ortiz has spent 11 years with the Red Sox and has been named an All-Star in all but two of them. He’s the only player left from the 2004 World Series Championship team and has been a part of three during his tenure in Boston.

With the exception of an injury riddled 2012 season, Big Papi has put up strong numbers throughout his time in Boston.

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