Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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, said the two sides were trying to get past some "issues." The Boston Herald and ESPNBoston.com both speculated that the Red Sox could be working up detailed contract language that would cover them in case Napoli winds up sidelined due to a pre-existing condition. Both outlets reported that the Red Sox included similar wording in past long-term deals for J.D. Drew and John Lackey -- and one of those clauses came in handy when Lackey wound up missing the entire 2012 season following Tommy John surgery. Napoli, 31, has averaged 104 games per season in his seven injury-filled years in the majors, topping 114...
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