BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox finalized their two-year deal with first baseman Mike Napoli on Thursday, bringing back one of the biggest hitters from the World Series team..
Napoli will earn $32 million through 2015. The terms were agreed to last week, when Napoli tweeted, "The beard is coming back to Boston!!! Couldn't be happier!!"
Napoli's bushy beard made him one of the most visible stars of the Red Sox, but it was his bat that helped them win the World Series. He drove in seven runs in the postseason as the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay, Detroit and St. Louis.