According to multiple baseball sources, at least one team has been in communication with Mike Napoli's representatives regarding the free agent infielder's status since negotiations with the Red Sox hit a snag. According to one source, it is believed no contract offer has been extended by a team other than the Sox since the early December agreement with Boston.
Napoli and the Red Sox reached a three-year, $39 million agreement on Dec. 3, but sides have yet to finalize the deal. Negotiations reportedly hit a snag after concerns surfaced following Napoli’s physical regarding his hip.
While Napoli has reportedly been in contact with at least one other team, Bradford notes that it’s believed no contract has been extended to the first baseman/catcher other than the one the Red Sox have offered him.