Report: Red Sox Sign Mike Napoli to Three-Year, $39 Million Deal

Dave Grotz@@dgrotzBOSContributor IIDecember 3, 2012

On the first day of the Winter Meetings, The Red Sox have landed their first big free agent this offseason and potentially filled a much needed hole at first base.

Mike Napoli signed a three-year, $39 million deal with the Red Sox on Monday, according to Jon Heyman from CBS Sports.

Last season, the former Texas Ranger posted a .227 AVG, .343 OBP, .469 SLG % with nine doubles, 24 homers and 56 runs batted in over 108 games. However, he finished the season strong with a .293 batting average and .780 slugging percentage with six homers and 15 RBI this past September.

The 31-year-old has had great success at Fenway Park over his career.

In 2012, Napoli hit .462 and slugged 1.231 with one double, three HRs and eight RBI in three games in Boston. He also has a career .306 AVG and .710 SLG% with four doubles, seven HRs, 17 RBI and an incredible 1.107 OPS in 19 games at Fenway Park.

Pending a physical, the right-handed power hitter will likely play first base.

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