Second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielders Curtis Granderson and Jacoby Ellsbury were among 13 Major League Baseball players who turned down $14.1 million qualifying offers from their teams, clearing them to negotiate with other clubs on the free-agent market.
The World Series-champion Boston Red Sox tendered one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offers to three of their free agents: outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, first baseman Mike Napoli and shortstop Stephen Drew.
Mike Napoli hit a three-run double and Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the Boston Red Sox won the opening game of Major League Baseball’s World Series 8-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Boston Red Sox signed former Texas Rangers catcher and first baseman Mike Napoli to a three- year, $39 million contract, MLB.com said, adding a slugger who’s hit a combined 54 home runs over the past two Major League Baseball seasons.
Mike Napoli hit a home run and scored on a wild pitch to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win against the Detroit Tigers that moved them within one win of advancing to Major League Baseball’s World Series.
Mike Napoli belted a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to an 8-7 win over the New York Yankees and a third series win against their division rivals this season.