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Bowden: Mike Napoli negotiating with Red Sox, meeting with Mariners

Mike Napoli

Texas Rangers’ Mike Napoli hits a home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


I don’t trust Jim Bowden for rumors, but it’s not as though anyone else is making baseball news on Thanksgiving:

Again, Bowden is prone to sounding way too confident about any nugget that comes his way. Still, this hardly sounds outlandish. Napoli is a good fit for the Red Sox, and most thought they’d be in on him. The Mariners are also in the market for bats, and if they added Napoli, it’d give them an interesting three-headed DH-catcher platoon between he, Jesus Montero and John Jaso. They could even play all three at the same time if first baseman Justin Smoak falls on his face again.