BOSTON (WPRI) -- After more than a month of negotiations, a deal has reportedly been struck between Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox.
According to the Boston Globe, the team agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the catcher/first baseman.
Napoli, a free agent, was offered a 3-year deal worth $39 million in early December, but the sides were forced to go into negotiations after his physical revealed a hip injury.
The veteran spent his first five years as an Angel in Los Angeles and the past two a Texas Ranger, hitting 20 or more home runs every year for the past five.
Also on Thursday, WEEI Radio reported that the Sox have come to an agreement with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on a one-year deal worth $4.5 million, a $2 million raise. Saltalamacchia, also a catcher that played for the Rangers prior to the Sox, avoided salary arbitration with the agreement, but the deal is not guaranteed.
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