The Red Sox came to a three-year 39 million deal with Mike Napoli in winter meetings, but here we are and the two sides don't have a contract.
A report from Fox Sports says that it's Napoli's hip that has become an issue for the Red Sox, and it's holding up a deal.
Meanwhile, other first basemen like Nick Swisher and Adam LaRoche are still on the market, and if Napoli has a hip issue, he most likely won't catch as much as was previously thought.
That leaves us to our UNO's Sports Tonight Question of the Day:
Should the Red Sox move on from Napoli?
Let us know in the comments section and be sure to tune into UNO's Sports Tonight at 6:30 p.m. to continue the discussion.
Among the reactions to the news that Bobby Valentine was possibly being considered to be the US amassador to Japan in President Donald Trump’s administration was this beauty from Kevin Youkilis.
Valentine famously called out Youkilis early in his stormy tenure as Red Sox manager in 2012. Remember? "I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason," Bobby V said of Youk at the time.
The Red Sox traded Youkilis to the White Sox for two not-future Hall of Famers, outfielder Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, later that season.
Youkilis, now Tom Brady’s brother-in-law by the way, had a 21-game stint playing in Japan in 2014 before retiring from baseball.
FOXBORO -- The Patriots took to the practice field behind Gillette Stadium on Friday with all but one player.
Wideout Danny Amendola was the only player not present at the session. Newly-acquired receiver Griff Whalen was present and wearing No. 14.
Safety Jordan Richards was back on the practice field for the first time since suffering a knee injury against the Jets in Week 12. Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder), Elandon Roberts (hamstring), Eric Rowe (hamstring) and Matthew Slater (foot) were all limited in practice on Thursday, but were on the field Friday.