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Mike Napoli is set to go to Boston on a three-year deal worth $39 million. Or is he? The two sides were supposed to get together for a press conference, that never happened. ESPN reported that Napoli was to undergo a physical Dec. 5. Ken Rosenthal reports that the physical was taken more recently. Neither Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington nor Napoli’s agent, Brian Grieper, have provided any information as to why the press conference did not take place. Shane Victorino, who also signed for three-years and $39 million, is scheduled to have a physical on Wednesday with a press conference to follow on Thursday. Napoli has not been the most reliable player in his career. He missed a month last season dealing with a strained left quadriceps and missed nearly a month in 2011 with a strained left oblique. During the World Series in 2011 he sprained his ankle but was able to play in Game 7 the following night. Last season Napoli finished with a .227/.343/.469 line while hitting 24 home runs. Napoli has only appeared in 114 or more games once in his seven-year career.
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Could Mike Napoli's deal with the Boston Red Sox be in jeopardy?
The Red Sox anticipated introducing Napoli at a news conference Tuesday, according to major-league sources, but did not go forward with the event.
Napoli, 31, reached agreement with the Red Sox on Dec. 3 on a three-year, $39 million free-agent contract, pending a physical.
Initial reports from ESPN.com and the...
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Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal on the first day of the winter meetings. Nine days later, the signing still hasn't been announced officially. Multiple media outlets reported that Napoli was in Boston this week for a physical exam, but the team has yet make any statements regarding his status. Fox Sports, citing an unnamed source...
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Over the weekend David Ortiz hit the links with some friends, but it wasn’t just another typical round of golf.
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The Red Sox have bolstered their offense by adding Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino and Jonny Gomes. There’s still work to be done, however, and it all starts with the team’s pitching staff.
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According to a report from FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the Boston Red Sox deal with free agent catcher Mike Napoli may have hit some snags and the deal could be in jeopardy. Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox press conference to introduce Mike Napoli was supposed to have happened Tuesday, but no such press conference took [...]
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