Report: Indians sign Mike Napoli to one-year deal

Wednesday December 16th, 2015

The Cleveland Indians have signed first baseman Mike Napoli to a one-year deal pending a physical, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The deal is worth $7 million plus $3 million off incentives, according to CBS's Jon Heyman.

Napoli, 34, will be reunited with former Los Angeles Angels coach Ty Van Burkleo and will serve as the team's everyday first baseman, reports Rosenthal.

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Napoli is coming off a season in which he hit 18 home runs with 50 RBIs and a .224 batting average for the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox.

The Rangers decided to let Napoli go as he team's first base situation is crowded with Mitch Moreland and Prince Fielder.

The Pirates and Mariners were among several teams interested in Napoli.

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