Boston Red Sox: Angels

No deal for Napoli

August, 30, 2010
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As expected, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim did not reach an agreement on catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli by Monday afternoon’s deadline.

The Sox claimed the right-handed hitting Napoli off waivers, but, according to a league source, a trade was unlikely from the outset because the Angels figured to pull Napoli back. The Red Sox also may have put in the claim to block another team from acquiring Napoli.

Napoli, 28, is batting .249 with 21 homers and 60 RBIs in 113 games for the Angels this season. He has about $720,000 remaining on a one-year, $3.6 million contract.

Source: Red Sox claim Napoli

August, 29, 2010
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Boston Red Sox have claimed catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli off waivers, according to a league source.

The Red Sox have until Monday afternoon to work out a deal with the Angels for Napoli, but it’s unlikely the deal will get done, the source said. The Red Sox may have put in the claim to block another team from acquiring Napoli.

The right-handed hitting Napoli, who has seen significant time at first this season with Kendry Morales injured, is batting .249 with 21 homers and 60 RBIs in 113 games.

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