David Ortiz needs just 10 more plate appearances to trigger his 2016 vesting option of $10 million, Obviously, he will hit the milestone very soon, and commented thusly, "I earned it. That's why I'm playing next year. Because I earned it." The nearly-40-year-old Ortiz even made reference to an ageless player of the past, "If you take care of yourself and do what you have to do, you can play at the age of 50. Just ask Julio Franco." Indeed.