According to reports, the Boston Red Sox and Mike Napoli have finally agreed to a deal — one 44 days in the making.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels was talking Thursday about still wanting to re-sign Josh Hamilton. About an hour later, Hamilton was with the Angels. It has been that kind of offseason for Texas.
The Red Sox have made their first big splash off the offseason. According to reports, Boston and free agent Mike Napoli have agreed on a three-year, $39 million deal.
Josh Hamilton now has until Friday, November 9th to accept or decline the team’s offer.
Mike Napoli homered twice and drove in six runs as the Texas Rangers assured themselves and two other teams of spots in the playoffs with an 8-7 victory Sunday night, earning a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Angels.
Mike Napoli and Geovany Soto homered to lead the Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Mariners on Sunday, and preserve a four-game lead over the Athletics in the division.
Mike Napoli homered twice against his former team, Yu Darvish struck out 11 over seven strong innings, and the Texas Rangers battered struggling Angels starter Ervin Santana for a 9-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday.
A bolt of lightning close to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, followed by an immediate loud clap of thunder, led to a delay in the game between the Rangers and Twins on Sunday night.
Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau drove in two runs each, Francisco Liriano pitched around six walks and the Minnesota Twins handed the Texas Rangers their season-high fifth straight loss with a 5-1 win Friday night.
Yu Darvish struck out 10 in seven innings to win his seventh consecutive start at Rangers Ballpark, a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Rick Porcello struck out seven in six solid innings, and the Tigers beat the Rangers 8-2 on Monday night.
Roy Oswalt pitched efficiently into the seventh inning in his first start of the season and the Texas Rangers won their seventh straight, beating the slumping Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Friday night.