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Mike Napoli: Joins Red Sox...Again

Update: Napoli (hip) and the Red Sox agreed to a $5 million contract on Thursday, WEEI Boston reports. The deal could reach $13 million if Napoli avoids spending time on the DL due to his hip injury.

Recommendation: Napoli and the Red Sox agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract early in the offseason, but the deal was not finalized after the team learned more about the status of his hip during his physical. However, both sides were still interested in a deal, and were finally able to come to an agreement. Napoli is expected to play primarily first base and figures to bat in the middle of the Red Sox order. While his health is a concern, Napoli's catcher eligibility will add to his value come draft day.

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