Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has been held out of the team's lineup for the last couple of days due to illness, but manager John Farrell told reporters -- including Todd Karpovich of MLB.com -- that he's hopeful to have the slugger back on Tuesday. Napoli's been out since June 13 due to illness. That day he was forced to exit the Red Sox' contest against the Baltimore Orioles after one at-bat due to the nausea he was experiencing. Boston has termed the sickness as a general illness, and the team does not expect Napoli to require a stint on the disabled list. In his first season with the Red Sox, Napoli has hit .262/.347/.467 with 21 doubles, one triple and nine home runs. In Napoli's absence, the Red Sox have mostly used Mike Carp at first base. Unfortunately for Boston, Carp -- who's been one of the team's best offensive players -- exited yesterday's game with a hamstring injury. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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