David Ortiz, Red Sox agreed not to renegotiate

The Red Sox had an agreement with David Ortiz when they signed him before the 2013 season that they would not negotiate a new contract or extension until after the deal expired, according to a major league source.

On Wednesday, reports from the Dominican Republic said Ortiz indicated he wanted to continue playing for the Sox for a year beyond his current deal, which runs through the 2014 season.

The agreement would not necessarily preclude the sides from striking a new deal, however.

Ortiz, 38, said in Santo Domingo that he would keep playing as long as he feels physically healthy.

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Ortiz won the World Series MVP award last month after reaching base in 11 of 16 at-bats with two home runs and six RBIs. He had a .309 average with 30 homers, 70 extra-base hits and 103 RBIs in 137 games this past season.

Ortiz agreed to a two-year contract last winter after playing on one-year contracts in 2011 and 2012.

Contributing: Wire reports.