Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/14/14
It seems Mike Napoli will be a member of the Boston Red Sox after all.  He and the team seemingly reached a three-year deal earlier in the offseason, but hip problems revealed during his physical put the deal on hold.  After weeks of discussion, the two sides inched closer to a one-year deal yesterday, and it became a reality today. Robert Bradford of WEEI.com broke the news of the one-year deal and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports gave us the details. Source: Mike Napoli, Red Sox reach agreement fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/… — Rob Bradford (@bradfo) January 17, 2013 Napoli got $5M for the 1 year. #redsox — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 17, 2013 Napoli got 2nd/3rd opinions on hip, confirming 1st. Tough guy. Tough situation. Belief is, he'll tough out in '13 — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 17, 2013 The Red Sox hope Napoli can perform somewhere closer to his 2011 self rather than his 2012 self.  In 2012, Napoli battled a quadriceps injury and saw a drastic drop in production. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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