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The plans are to give Mike Napoli some rest as the Boston Red Sox head west to take on the San Francisco Giants this week. The team has listed Napoli as day-to-day with left foot soreness. He has missed the last two games and will likely miss the Giants series then be re-evaluated.
Jason Mastrodonado of MLB.com says David Ortiz will play first base during the Giants series. He could play first in the next series against the Dodgers as well if Napoli's foot is still bothering him. Ortiz has played very limited first base since joining the Red Sox. He's played just 14 games there since 2009.
Napoli's foot injury is not considered serious, just nagging. He has played in 111 games this season, the most for him since 2011. In fact, if he can play just a few more games, he will have played in his most games since 2010. That's a good sign considering all the uncertainty surrounding Napoli this past offseason.
The former Angels' and Rangers' slugger originally agreed to a three-year deal with the Red Sox. However, hip issues were discovered during his physical. Concerns over his degenerative hip condition were so great that the Red Sox reduced his contract down to just one year.
Napoli will likely get the opportunity to re-sign with the Red Sox this offseason, though. He has performed well enough for them to at least consider him. Napoli is hitting .246/.337/.438 this season. In his career, Napoli is a .257/.354/.496 hitter.
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