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The Texas Rangers did not make a qualifying offer for Mike Napoli, but they are still interested in the free agent catcher. He will meet with them next week just ahead of the Winter Meetings. Texas joins Boston and Seattle as the top suitors for his services.
Free Agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli will meet with the Texas Rangers next week, reports Jim Duquette of ML Network Radio. Napoli has been connected to the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners so far this off-season, but it appears he will give his former team a chance to match those suitors. The 31 year old backstop was solid last season for him hitting .227/.343/.469 for
Duquette sees the Rangers offering him just two years, while the Red Sox and the Mariners will likely exceed that, with
Given the timing of his meeting with the Rangers, Napoli figures to be one of the hot topics at the Winter Meetings in