• Sources: Red Sox, Napoli work on 1-year deal

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Jan 17, 2013
    Mike Napoli will sign a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox, sources told ESPN on Thursday. The Red Sox became concerned about Napoli's hip, and that agreement was never announced. When the Red Sox open their season on April 1 at Yankee Stadium, Napoli vows that he will be in the lineup. The person said language in the new deal still had to be finalized and Napoli's deal likely will be announced next week. The deal includes the possibility of bonuses that could raise Napoli's 2013 income to $13 million, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement was not yet final. Saltalamacchia hit .222 with 25 home runs and 59 RBIs last season, when he became the first catcher to lead the Red Sox in home runs since Carlton Fisk hit 26 in 1973 and again in 1977. According to WebMD.com, "Avascular necrosis , also called osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis or ischemic bone necrosis, is a condition that occurs when there is loss of blood to the bone.
    • Napoli and BoSox agree to one-year, $5M deal

      BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox and catcher Mike Napoli have agreed to shorten their deal to a one-year contract worth $5 million, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.
      Source: CNNSI.com

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