Mitch Moreland

Nap time: Rangers, Napoli finally reunited for 3rd stint

Mike Napoli's return to Texas certainly didn't come out of left field.

The slugger's long-anticipated reunion with the Rangers , and a third stint with his first World Series team, finally became a reality Thursday when he was re-introduced after finalizing an $8.5 million, one-year contract.

"This is obviously a place I wanted to be," Napoli said. "I knew it was a great opportunity to be able to come back here."

Napoli, who has played in three World Series for three different teams over the past six seasons, will be the primary first baseman and provide a needed big bat in the middle of the Texas lineup.

In his first time with the...

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