According to multiple reports, the Red Sox will sign Mike Napoli to a three-year deal today. Jon Heyman reports that the deal is for three years and $39 million. According to Nick Cafardo, Napoli is expected to catch and play first base. As the Red Sox earlier signed David Ross to be a backup catcher, the Red Sox are expected to trade Jarrod Saltamacchia and/or Ryan Lavarnway.
For his career, Napoli has hit .259/.356/.507, .371 wOBA, 128 wRC+ and has hit .306/.397/.710 with seven homers in 73 plate appearances at Fenway. As the Rangers did not make a qualifying offer to Napoli, the Red Sox will not have to surrender a draft pick for signing Napoli.