At least one team has been in communication with Mike Napoli's representatives since negotiations with the Red Sox hit a snag, multiple baseball sources tell Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. However, one source says it is believed that no contract offer has been extended by a team other than the Sox since the two sides reached agreement on a deal earlier this month.
The Red Sox and Napoli have yet to finalize their agreement on a three-year, $39MM deal due to concerns over the 31-year-old's hip. Earlier today, we learned that Boston has been in talks with free agent Adam LaRoche as a possible alternative. Signing LaRoche would cost Boston their second-round pick and the veteran says that he is looking for a three-year deal.