Red Sox deal with Napoli may fall apart
According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox' deal with Mike Napoli could be in jeopardy due to a physical issue.
Napoli's reported three-year, $39 million deal was agreed to on December 3, and Rosenthal says the Red Sox had planned to officially announce the signing at a press conference Tuesday, but obviously that didn't happen. Boston evidently didn't like something they saw with Napoli's physical, though it's not clear exactly what it was. The 31-year-old suffered a severely sprained left ankle in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series and dealt with quad and oblique issues this past season.