Found March 01, 2013 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Mike Napoli
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Mike Napoli saw his first action of the spring on Friday — and almost immediately was tested at first base. Napoli’s making something a transition while in Fort Myers. Although he’s played first base before, this year he’ll likely be asked to play the position more regularly than he ever has before. So he’s been putting in his work on the back fields, working on his footwork and positioning, to get acclimated for the year ahead. Check out the video above for Napoli’s postgame comments after his first spring contest.
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