The Rangers, Indians, and Red Sox are among the teams pursuing Mike Napoli, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. Napoli has also seen interest from the Yankees and the Astros, though they aren’t as involved.
Napoli is seeking a three-year deal, which would put him at 38 at the end of his deal.
Napoli is coming off of one of his best seasons in the big leagues, hitting a career high in home runs and RBI—34 and 101 respectively—and slugging .465. He could be an asset in the middle of the order for any team. He would be a good fit for any of the three teams, most notably Cleveland, who will be losing a lot of power if he leaves in free agency.
The Rangers make the least sense out of the three, due to Mitch Moreland taking up time at first, and Joey Gallo possibly taking up DH at bats with Beltre at third.
In the case of the Red Sox, he and Hanley Ramirez would be able to split time at DH and first.
He is no stranger to winning, as he had made the postseason in 8 out of 11 times in his career, so don’t be surprised to see him go to a contender.