ST. LOUIS—David Ortiz would prefer to remain with the Boston Red Sox.
Following an unprecedented September collapse, manager Terry Francona left, general manager Theo Epstein is on the verge of quitting to take a job with the Cubs and the team is in turmoil after media reports that pitchers drank beer and ate fried chicken in the clubhouse during games.
But Ortiz didn't have anything to say about the clubhouse turmoil after receiving baseball's Roberto Clemente Award at the World Series on Thursday.
Ortiz, eligible for free agency after the World Series, hit .309 with 29 homers and 96 RBIs. He said given the turmoil, it's too early to start talking contract with the Red Sox. But he wants to stay.