Mike Napoli agrees to deal with Red Sox, per report
Mike Napoli is returning to Boston, after agreeing to re-sign with the Red Sox.
The 32-year-old Napoli signed with the Red Sox last offseason. He originally agreed to a three-year deal worth $39 million, but there was an issue with his physical -- reportedly a hip condition -- and instead Napoli signed a one-year deal worth $5 million plus incentives.
Re-signing Napoli was thought to be a top priority for the Red Sox, who already lost Jacoby Ellsbury in free agency this offseason. The Mariners, Rangers and Marlins were also reportedly interested in Napoli. Napoli took less money to stay with Boston and had a bigger offer on the table, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Napoli confirmed his return to Boston via Twitter:
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