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Tigers win big in shedding Prince Fielder’s contract

Give lots of credit to Dave Dombrowski; the potential nightmare back half of Prince Fielder‘s nine-year, $214 million contract is no more. Instead, Fielder and the $168 million he’s still owed is gone after two mildly disappointing seasons in Detroit, … Continue reading

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Could Mike Napoli return to the Rangers?

Mike Napoli spent two years with the Rangers before latching on with the Red Sox last offseason. Now there’s increased chatter that a return to Texas could be in his future.   Some executives are convinced that Texas will emerge … Continue reading

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Mike Napoli ready to increase activity after MRI shows hip condition hasn’t worsened

Mike Napoli originally agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal with the Red Sox, but it was adjusted to a one-year contract after he was diagnosed with a hip condition called avascular necrosis. Doctors caught it early and Napoli hasn’t … Continue reading

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Mike Napoli thanks Rangers fans on Twitter

Former Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli has officially joined the Boston Red Sox and a few hours ago tweeted a thanks to the Rangers fans:   Want to thank the rangers organization and especially the fans!! Gonna miss you guys and … Continue reading

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Mike Napoli reveals hip condition: avascular necrosis

From Hardball Talk That Mike Napoli ended up accepting a one-year, $5 million guarantee from the Red Sox after originally agreeing to a three-year, $39 million contract suggested that something pretty bad was going on with his hip. The details came … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Mike Napoli, Red Sox reach a one-year deal — for only $5 million!

UPDATE: Yes, there are incentives, and if reached, they can boost the deal up to $13 million or so.  Still, the fact that it’s a $5 million base does suggest that the Red Sox were truly spooked by Napoli’s health. … Continue reading

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Report: Red Sox want to reduce Mike Napoli’s contract to one year

Mike Napoli agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with the Red Sox over a month ago, but the two sides are currently discussing an amended contract after an issue with his health (believed to be one of his hips) … Continue reading

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Hip problem causing Red Sox’s delay signing Mike Napoli

From Hardball Talk It’s now been three weeks since Mike Napoli agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with the Red Sox and no official announcement has been made, leading to lots of speculation about what might be causing the … Continue reading

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Mike Napoli “plays with a vengeance” against the Angels

From Hardball Talk Mike Napoli‘s six seasons with the Angels were filled with good production and fans clamoring for manager Mike Scioscia to play him more at catcher instead of light-hitting defensive specialist Jeff Mathis. Napoli was traded away in … Continue reading

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Clinched! Rangers finally secure playoff spot after Mike Napoli crushes ex-club

Texas catcher Mike Napoli is greeted at the dugout by jubilant teammates after his second home run of the night, this one in the third inning, which gave the Rangers a 6-4 lead during the Los Angeles Angels vs. the … Continue reading

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