Red Sox agree to re-sign Mike Napoli to two-year contract
The Red Sox have agreed to re-sign slugging first baseman Mike Napoli according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.
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.