Boston has signed Napoli to a three-year deal worth $39 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Napoli has deal with red sox, 3 yrs, $39M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 3, 2012
The Red Sox were left with a major hole at first base after they completed a massive trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers that included Adrian Gonzalez. Boston used James Loney and Mauro Gomez at first base for the remainder of the 2012 season but have been looking for a more permanent fit for the future—and Napoli is now that fit for the next three years.
Boston is still looking for help at both corner outfield positions, a starting pitcher or two, as well as potential aid to Jose Iglesias at shortstop.
Now that the Red Sox have a first baseman, they can focus on these other needs. Here are five moves they can make now that Napoli is signed.