Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz spoke earlier this week about wanting to start off fresh with a new club in 2012, this according to ESPN and multiple other sources.

Ortiz will turn 36 this November and will undoubtedly have to stay in the American League, given his DH position.

Ortiz knocked in 96 RBI in 2011 and went yard on opposing pitchers 29 times in 146 games, but his days in a Red Sox uniform seem to be all but over after the latest controversy coming out of Boston.

Here are three potential destinations for the one they call "Big Papi":

New York Yankees

Rumors are that Ortiz would consider signing with Boston's AL East rival this offseason. Add in that the Yankees are expected to part ways with current DH Jorge Posada and the pairing seems not so unlikely.

Clearly New York's bats failed them in the 2011 ALDS, but will signing another heavy hitter to their payroll help them get over the hump?

Minnesota Twins

Ortiz's career began with the Twins way back in 1997, so why not attempt to go out with a bang in Minnesota.

The fans would surely welcome Papi with open arms, and the Twins could use the slugger as a DH to help provide some home run-hitting ability to the lineup.

Michael Cuddyer led the Twins with 20 homers in 2011, a number that must improve if Minnesota is going to challenge in the American League.

Toronto Blue Jays

Ortiz would team up with Jose Bautista to form one of the scariest lineups in baseball. Bautista and Ortiz knocked in a combined 72 homers last season.

In 134 games with the Blue Jays in 2011, DH Edwin Encarnacion only collected 17 home runs and 55 RBI. No doubt, Ortiz would be an upgrade in the slugging department for Toronto.

Obviously, like just about any baseball deal, it will come down to who has the deepest pockets and the most postseason potential to offer Big Papi.


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