Red Sox And C Mike Napoli Finalize A One-Year Contract
(BOSTON) — The Boston Red Sox officially signed free agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli to a one-year deal on Tuesday. The deal is reportedly worth $5 million, according to The Boston Herald. The agreement could be worth $13 million if he meets certain health-based incentivies.
The 31-year-old Napoli originally agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with the BoSox in early December, but that deal collapsed because of concerns over Napoli’s balky hip.
The former All-Star batted .227 with 24 home runs and 56 RBIs in 352 at-bats with the Texas Rangers last season.
To make room for Napoli on the 40-man roster, Boston designated right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter for assignment.
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