Report: Mike Napoli, Red Sox Agree on Two-Year Deal

Mike Napoli is not leaving the Boston Red Sox as a free agent.

The 32-year-old first baseman has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the defending World Series champions, according to Rob Bradford of and’s Sean McAdam. [tweet align=”center”]

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports provided further information on the signing.

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Napoli, who still has his amazing beard, alerted Red Sox fans that he would be staying in Boston by sending out the following tweet: [tweet align=”center”]

The 32-year-old first baseman joined the Red Sox prior to the 2013 season and batted .259 with 23 home runs and 92 RBIs in 139 regular-season games.

His ability to hit for power and protect David Ortiz in the lineup played a significant role in the Red Sox finishing first in the majors in runs scored, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Napoli also provided several clutch hits in the team’s journey to a World Series title, including a few important home runs in the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers.

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