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At some point, maybe the finality of a stellar playing career will sink in. But that is months down the road.
"I haven't sat down and thought about any of it," Ortiz said. "Probably by August, I'll start thinking about it."
He plans on putting up big numbers once again in 2016.
"That's what everybody's looking for, right?" Ortiz said.
The Red Sox haven't noticed anything different in Ortiz's demeanor or focus this spring compared to others.
"I know what David wants," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "David wants two things. For us to win is one. And for him to personally leave something behind for the young players. You see that come to life daily with the conversations he has and the way he interacts with his teammates, so I would think in return that there's motivation for all of us to do well."
During pregame batting practice, Ortiz shared a few words about Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski, who had an emotional retirement tour back in 1983.
"It's always great talking to Yaz," Ortiz said. "Yaz is a person who has a lot of confidence, and you want to always listen to those legendary people and see what they have to say."
Did Yaz give Ortiz any retirement advice?
"No, no -- nobody has given me any advice about that," Ortiz said.
Perhaps that's because Ortiz is still living very much in the moment.
"He doesn't look like he's a guy ready to shut it down to me, I can tell you that," Farrell said. "You watch the BP, you watch the ball come off the bat, you watch his work. All have been very consistent."