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Report: Mike Napoli to meet with Mariners

Free agent catcher and first baseman Mike Napoli will have a meeting with the Seattle Mariners, reports the Boston Herald's Scott Lauber.

According to an industry source, Napoli is scheduled to meet with the Mariners, who likely would utilize him primarily as a catcher.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported on other teams interested in Napoli via Twitter:

The Red Sox offered Napoli a three-year deal, but he is holding out for a longer contract, according to’s Jim Bowden:

Napoli, 31, had 24 home runs and 56 RBIs last season with the Rangers. He was a career-low .224 at the plate and dealt with leg injuries throughout the year.