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It's been a long saga between the Sox and Mike Napoli, and it seems like things aren't over just yet.
Boston originally reached a deal with Napoli in December, but things fell through after Boston got a look at the 31-year-old's medical report, which showed a degenerative hip condition.
After that the Sox reworked the deal.
But it seems Boston is still concerned about Napoli's hip. As reported by Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, the catcher/DH/first baseman will undergo an MRI today to see if his hip has gotten worse.
So far in camp, Boston has allowed Napoli to take batting practice and that's about it. The team will not let him take the field until he's signed off by a doctor.
John Farrell confirmed Napoli is still asymptomatic, being quoted by Lauber as saying: "Right now, there's no impact or pounding so to speak. Everything points to him being ready for Opening Day."