Originally written May 05, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
Last offseason, the Texas Rangers lost several key players, including Mike Napoli. Napoli was the starting catcher for the Rangers for 2 seasons. He now is the first baseman for the Boston Red Sox in the American League East.  Napoli is off to a hot start,  batting .270 with 6 long balls and 31 RBIs. Napoli said that he loved playing with the Rangers and he made some good friends. This past weekend  the top Red Sox and Rangers played a three  game series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Napoli did not get booed by the fans like Josh Hamilton did. During his first trip Arlington since being in a Red Sox uniform, Napoli only got one hit and he struck out  four times. He did not hit a home run or collect an RBI. His batting average went from .283 to .270 and his trip to Arlington was miserable. The Rangers swept the Red Sox in three games.They are tied with them for the best record in the majors at 20-11. I cannot wait to see these two teams play again. They play each other again duri...
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