Posted December 06, 2013

Mike Napoli, Red Sox agree to 2-year deal worth $32 million

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Mike Napoli hit 23 home runs for the Boston Red Sox last year. (Jared Wickerham / Getty Images)

Mike Napoli hit 23 home runs for the Boston Red Sox last year. (Jared Wickerham / Getty Images)

The Red Sox and Mike Napoli have reached an agreement on a two-year, $32 million dollar deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. (The deal was first reported by Rob Bradford of WEEI.com and Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet New England.)

Napoli is believed to have taken less money to stay with the World Series champion Red Sox, after receiving strong offers both the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.

2013 was Napoli’s first season in Boston, where he was an integral part of the team’s World Series title. He had previously played for the Rangers and Los Angeles Angels.

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4 comments
HF4th
HF4th

Without Napoli's heart and crucial hits in October, the Sox don't win it all. He's the bookend compliment to Big Papi. Still marginalized, every contract Mike signs is at a discount. When he left the Angels, they lost and when he joined the Rangers they won. All he does is win wherever he goes and he's a one man team in the playoff clutch. In a fair baseball universe, this guy deserves the mega bucks and not juiced cheaters.

mantle77777
mantle77777

As a Yankee fan I am really angry at the Red Sox.  They keep doing everything right.

DanaBunner
DanaBunner

Great job BoSox.  Reasonable money and another great 2 year deal. Prime years.  So few teams are pulling off these reasonable deals.