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Video: Nolan Arenado completes cycle with walk-off three-run home run


Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado completed the cycle with a walk-off three-run home run against Giants closer Mark Melancon, giving his team a 7-5 victory on Sunday afternoon at Coors Field.

Watch Arenado’s clutch dinger:

Rangers will not exercise Mike Napoli’s 2018 option

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The Rangers have informed 1B/DH Mike Napoli the club will not exercise his 2018 option, worth $11 million, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Instead, the Rangers will pay Napoli $2.5 million to buy him out of his contract, making him a free agent.

Napoli, 35, hit a disappointing .193/.285/.428 with 29 home runs and 66 RBI in 485 plate appearances this past season. Given his age and declining production, it’s not shocking that the Rangers want to look elsewhere.

Napoli turns 36 at the end of the month. Given his age and worsening peripheral stats, he will likely have to settle for a one-year deal this offseason.