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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

5 one-year deals working wonders for clubs

1. Mike Napoli, Indians ($7 million)
Rajai Davis, at $5.25 million, has also proven to be a wily add for the AL Central leaders. His speed (33 stolen bases) has aged well. But Napoli has been the power right-handed bat this club sorely needed. A full year removed from invasive surgery to address his sleep apnea issues, Napoli is on the cusp of reaching 30 homers for the first time since 2011, and his rate of at-bats to RBI (4.91:1) has been among the best in baseball. Though there’s a lot of chatter pointing to Edwin Encarnacion, Napoli, a Boston hero in 2013, has also positioned himself as a potential David Ortiz replacement… unless the Indians re-sign him first.

 


 

 

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