Damon Shaves; Ortiz Signs; Williamson Disabled. A Jumbotron provides a view of this afternoon's beard-off at the Prudential Center. Johnny Damon says he began shaving at age six.
David Ortiz signed a $12.5 million, two-year contract extension this afternoon. Ortiz is making $4,587,500 this season. The extension will pay him $5.25 million next season and $6.5 million in 2006. There is a team option for $7.75 million in 2007 or a $750,000 buyout. ... Scott Williamson was put on the disabled list and Anastacio Martinez was called up from Pawtucket.