Red Sox agree to re-sign Mike Napoli to two-year contract

Mike Napoli will return to Boston for another two years.
Mike Napoli will return to Boston for another two years. (USATSI)

The Red Sox and first baseman Mike Napoli have agreed to a new two-year contract worth $32 million, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. Rob Bradford of WEEI.com first reported the deal.

Napoli, 32, hit .259/.360/.482 (129 OPS+) with 38 doubles and 23 home runs in 139 games for Boston last season. The inked him to a one-year deal worth $5 million last offseason after originally agreeing to a three-year, $39 million pact. The terms were changed after a pre-signing physical revealed a degenerative hip condition.

The Red Sox made Napoli a qualifying offer but won't receive a supplemental first round draft pick for re-signing their own player. They also tendered qualifying offers to Jacoby Ellsbury and Stephen Drew.

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