The Texas Rangers have acquired first baseman Mike Napoli from the Boston Red Sox, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. The clubs have announced that the deal is done and the Red Sox will receive cash and a player to be named later.
Source: Napoli dealt to Rangers— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) August 7, 2015
Napoli is great at hitting left-handers and will most likely split time with Mitch Moreland and Prince Fielder at first base and DH. The 33-year-old is hitting .207/.307/.386 with 13 home runs and 40 RBIs in 378 plate appearances. Napoli played with the Rangers in 2011 and 2012, which were two of the best seasons of his career and the only time he’s made the All-Star game. Those two seasons resulted in a large contract from the Boston Red Sox and Napoli was set to make $16 million in 2015. We don’t know how much of it the Rangers will pay yet. He will be a free agent following the year.