Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 2/26/12
SURPRISE, Ariz. Texas catcher Mike Napoli continues to be able to go through full workouts without any issues with his left ankle. Even Napoli has been surprised by the progress he's had since severely spraining the ankle in Game 6 of the World Series. "I guess I had one rough week," he said. "I got in here and I've been doing my therapy, exercises. It's been feeling good." Napoli took another step forward Sunday when he ran the bases with the rest of his teammates during the first full day of workouts. He said he only ran at about 60 or 70 percent but he had no problems. He also said his focus is on being ready for April. "I don't think it (the ankle) is as crazy as people think it is," Napoli said. "I feel like I'm going to be ready. That's the point is for me to be ready for Opening Day not game one here. I was told to pace myself and be ready for the season." Napoli has caught three bullpens in each of the workouts and caught another three Sunday. He's been able to block balls and get up from the catching position and throw to bases. The ankle also hasn't affected him in batting practice.
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