First Rajai Davis, now Mike Napoli. The Indians really are putting the band back together again. Napoli and the Indians have agreed to a minor league deal based on him passing a physical. It appears this is more of a favor to get the popular Napoli into camp and possibly get him a job with another team because he currently does not fit on the Tribe's roster. In 2016, Napoli helped the Indians reach the World Series by hitting .239 (133-for-557) with 34 homers and 101 RBI. He set a single-season strikeout record for the Tribe with 194. Napoli, 36, was scheduled to arrive in Phoenix on Tuesday to take his physical. If he passes, he could begin workouts as soon as Wednesday. Last season Napoli played for Texas. He hit .193 (82-for-425) with 29 homers and 66 RBI. He struck out 166 times. As much as Napoli is respected throughout the Indians' organization, unless there is an injury in camp, it's hard to see him winning a spot on the 25-man roster.
Cleveland Indians, Mike Napoli, pending physical, agree on minor league deal
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Feb 27