Mike Napoli

MLB Trade Deadline: Pirates reportedly ending hunt for first baseman, out on Mike Napoli

Ryan Hannable
July 27, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Following a report Sunday that the Pirates were interested in Red Sox veterans Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino, it would appear they are no longer interested in Napoli. According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Pirates are telling teams they're likely to keep Pedro Alvarez, which would effectively end their hunt for other first baseman upgrades. So connecting the dots it would mean they are no longer interested in Napoli. The Pirates are currently six games back of the Cardinals in the NL Central, but lead the NL Wild Card. Napoli has reached base in nine straight games, while hitting .367 in those contests. For more trade deadline and Red Sox news, visit weei.com/redsox.