Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Mike Napoli still hasn’t tossed on a Red Sox jersey for the first time, but it doesn’t mean he won’t be doing so before long. According to The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, the Sox are working toward a contract agreement with Napoli, and they are “hopeful” that a deal will get done. Napoli reportedly agreed to terms on a three-year, $39 million contract back on Dec. 3, but the club has yet to announce the deal, reportedly because of an issue that came up during the veteran’s physical. Reports indicate that the issue is related to a preexisting hip injury, and that the Red Sox have thus been seeking to make changes to the original deal that was in place. General manager Ben Cherington and Co. have been rather mum on the topic of Napoli, but all indications are that the Red Sox are still very much interested in signing the 31-year-old to be their everyday first baseman in 2013. Abraham reports that Napoli is not believed to have negotiated with other teams during the lengthy delay in finalizing a deal, and the Red Sox continue to be focused on signing Napoli despite not closing the door on other options. Among those other players believed to have drawn interest from the Red Sox is first baseman Adam LaRoche, although signing him would require Boston to surrender a second-round draft pick in addition to making a serious financial commitment. Photo via Facebook/Mike Napoli
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Chris Mullin expected to take St. John's job

Michigan State beats Louisville, punches Final Four ticket

Ex-NHL player viciously attacks opponent before game

Rick Barnes a possibility for Tennessee coaching job?

Report: NFL looking into Bill Belichick's camera ideas

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Saints CB Brian Dixon arrested in Miami

CC Sabathia goes off about spring training stats

Kentucky remains unbeaten after thrilling win over ND

Alabama DT arrested on domestic violence charges again

John Calipari blasted for postgame interview

WATCH: MJ, Tom Brady play pickup game in Bahamas

Jim Harbaugh finished fourth in student government election

WATCH: Notre Dame gets warm reception upon return home

WATCH: Kris Letang hospitalized after hit

Aaron Rodgers, sports writer get into it over on-court access

Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

Jim McElwain complains about Florida roster

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

T.J. Ford sends heartfelt tweet about Rick Barnes

Bruins coach suits up as backup goalie

Tennessee fans show love for Bruce Pearl on campus rock

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Chris Mullin to take St. John's job

Report: NFL looking into more cameras

CC Sabathia goes off about spring stats

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.