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Indians add Rajai Davis, release Mike Napoli

Indians skipper Terry Francona ran through a laundry list of roster moves today, as MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports in a series of tweets. Of particular note, the club intends to add outfielder Rajai Davis to the active roster for the start of the season and has released first baseman Mike Napoli, with expectations of re-signing him if he cannot find a MLB opportunity elsewhere...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Central Notes: Indians, Cards, Pirates, Royals

Indians first baseman/designated hitter Mike Napoli and outfielder Rajai Davis will be able to opt out of their minor league contracts Thursday, according to Paul Hoynes of cleveland.com. It’s unclear whether one or both will vacate their deals, though Napoli has seemed especially likely to do so since his late-February signing with the Indians, who don’t have an opening for him...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Bradley can learn a lot from Mike Napoli

The future Tribe slugger has a mentor in spring training. This is nothing but good news. According to reports out of Arizona, Cleveland Indians’ top slugging prospect Bobby Bradley has a mentor in Mike Napoli. This has the makings of a very beneficial friendship for Bradley and the Indians. Not to mention it provides one of the few interesting stories to come out of spring training...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
15 days ago  |  Discuss

AL Central Notes: Sano, Merrifield, Mondesi, Napoli

Major League Baseball conducted its interview with Miguel Sano today as part of its investigation into assault allegations that were brought forth against him back in December, report La Velle E. Neal III and Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Sano missed the Twins’ afternoon workouts today as he complied with the investigation and won’t be in the lineup for their evening...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli returns to Cleveland Indians on a minor league deal

The party is back on, sort of. The Cleveland Indians have reached an agreement on a minor league deal with free agent first baseman Mike Napoli, pending a physical. If it seems weird that the Indians would sign Napoli, a 36-year-old first baseman who is more likely a designated hitter than anything, there’s a wholesome-as-heck reason for it. While speaking to the media after the...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians agree to terms with Mike Napoli

The Indians have a minor-league deal in place with veteran slugger Mike Napoli, according to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian (Twitter link). If he passes a physical, Napoli will join the organization’s major-league camp.This move reunites the first baseman/DH with the organization he helped lead to a World Series berth in 2016. With Edwin Encarnacion ensconced in the designated hitter role...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Twins in serious discussions with Mike Napoli

The Minnesota Twins are reportedly eyeing another power bat for their lineup.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Monday that the Twins are in serious discussions with free agent first baseman and DH Mike Napoli, who spent 2017 with the Texas Rangers. There are indications that the Twins have their sights set on other, bigger targets, but Napoli would be a useful hand to fill out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Napoli to sign one-year deal with Rangers

Multiple reports state Mike Napoli will re-sign with the Texas Rangers on a one-year deal.According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 35-year-old could be returning to the Rangers for a third time.According to Wilson, two of his sources say the deal has been agreed upon. Two more of his sources tell him that “talks are progressing but it’s too early to say that...
Via Sportsnaut
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Rays reportedly interested in Mike Napoli

The Tampa Bay Rays may be hoping to sprinkle a dose of Magic Mike onto their roster.According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday, the Rays have checked in on free agent slugger Mike Napoli among other options in their search for a right-handed bat after trading away Logan Forsythe. Napoli, 35, would definitely provide a jolt to the Tampa Bay lineup after hitting 34...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli wanted Indians to celebrate by going to Las Vegas

The Cleveland Indians are four wins away from capturing their first World Series title since 1948, but Mike Napoli doesn’t want to wait that long to go all-out with the celebration. After his team finished off the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS, Napoli wanted to take the long way home from Toronto. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, who witnessed all the clubhouse fun, the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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