Truth & Rumors > MLB

Napoli's hip holding up $39M deal

Views
3777
Comments
10

08:07 AM ET 12.14 | The Red Sox were busy Thursday, agreeing to terms with Ryan Dempster and introducing Shane Victorino, who himself agreed to terms the same day Mike Napoli did. [But] as the Sox introduced Victorino at a news conference at Fenway, Napoli was still in limbo, his deal reportedly held up by some medical issues that came to light after he took his physical. Napoli had agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal on Dec. 3 and underwent a physical days later in Boston. In the past, Napoli has dealt with calf and shoulder issues, both of which the Red Sox knew existed. But according to an industry source, the Sox saw something in the physical that was previously unknown to them. Several reports have speculated that there was an issue with Napoli's hip.

CSNNE.com

Mike Napoli, Icon Sports Mike Napoli, Icon Sports
December 14, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Damaged Goods?

Comment #2 has been removed
December 14, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Maybe the Yankees will sign him.

December 14, 2012  08:30 AM ET

It's been kind of a weird hot stove season so far.

December 14, 2012  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's been kind of a weird hot stove season so far.

It seems to be an extension of last year. The Angels want to be the new Yankees, the Rangers are missing out on "loyal" players, and both Boston and New York are getting cheap.

December 14, 2012  10:26 AM ET

The XRays revealed that he is really Danny Cater.

December 14, 2012  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's been kind of a weird hot stove season so far.

What's even weirder, is The Knicks are in First Place and beat The Lakers Last Night, something's wrong, who knows, maybe The World is Coming to The End?

December 14, 2012  12:48 PM ET

A hip issue is a real concern for a player expected to fill in as a catcher for 30/40 games during the season.
May not be as much of an issue for a first baseman, but not at $39 million for three years.
Red Sox are looking for another 1st base option perhaps?

December 14, 2012  02:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's been kind of a weird hot stove season so far.

Good description.

 
December 14, 2012  02:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The XRays revealed that he is really Danny Cater.

LOL

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Irving: Fans don't deserve the Cavs
    Views
    6091
    Comments
    679
  2. 2
    Red Sox dodged two injury scares
    Views
    2891
    Comments
    495
  3. 3
    Trump taking a legit run at the Bills
    Views
    2153
    Comments
    106
  4. 4
    Why the Raiders have lost 111 of 160 games
    Views
    4924
    Comments
    66
  5. 5
    Bruins can't count on shut-down D
    Views
    1371
    Comments
    59

SI.com

SI Photos