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Red Sox Injury Update: Mike Napoli, David Ortiz

Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and designated hitter David Ortiz are both suffering from nagging injuries that refuse to heal.  On Friday, Napoli sat out of the lineup because of a dislocated left ring finger and a sore toe.  Ortiz also sat out of the lineup Friday because of a bruised right foot.According to Jackson Alexander of Napoli dislocated his finger in late...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Sits As Red Sox Look To Avoid Sweep Against Orioles

The Boston Red Sox will get a look at plenty of relatively unfamiliar faces on Wednesday. The Sox will be looking to avoid a sweep at the hand of the Baltimore Orioles, and they will have to do so without first baseman Mike Napoli. The slugger is out of the lineup, as is Brock Holt, who continues to battle an illness. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia remains out with a wrist injury...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Mike Napoli, Brock Holt

Sickness appears to be going through the Boston Red Sox clubhouse as both Mike Napoli and Brock Holt have exited games early due to's Steven Petrella is reporting that Napoli exited last night's game due to lightheadness and nausea.  These were the same apparent symptoms that cause Holt to miss time during Friday night's game.While this season has not...
Via MLB Injury News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Exits Red Sox-Blue Jays Game After Second Inning

BOSTON — Mike Napoli left Saturday night’s Red Sox-Toronto Blue Jays game between the second and third innings. Napoli singled to open the home half of the second and later scored on a base hit by Will Middlebrooks but did not return to the field for the top of the third. Allen Craig, who began the game in right field, replaced Napoli at first base, and Daniel Nava entered as...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Fighting Nagging Injuries: ‘I’ve Been Banged Up All Year’

A position change was supposed to prevent this sort of thing. Mike Napoli, who left behind a career of catching to become a full-time first baseman upon joining the Boston Red Sox before the 2013 season, is a hurting human. The 32-year-old has played 109 games this season, but nagging injuries are taking their toll. “I’m banged up,” Napoli told’s Gordon Edes on Monday...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh, Just Mike Napoli Launching a Home Run to the Fifth Deck of the Rogers Centre

Although his bat has been quiet of late, Mike Napoli remains a force to be reckoned with. The Italian Thor, you might say. For proof, I submit a home run he hit during last night’s Sox-Jays game at the Rogers Centre. A shot that hit the mother-effin’ fifth deck. And here’s a cleaner shot: Your browser does not support iframes. As you can see in my ****** vine, the ball landed...
Via Surviving Grady
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Napoli crushes home run into upper deck

Mike Napoli nearly sent a baseball back across the border Tuesday. Napoli absolutely pulverized a three-run homer in the 11th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The blast, which landed in the fifth deck, traveled an estimated 452 feet. Napoli’s home run is only the 17th ever hit into the fifth deck at Rogers Centre, according...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Absolutely Annihilates A Baseball Into The Third Deck Of Rogers Centre

Mike Napoli might have hit the longest home run of the season on Tuesday night in Toronto, and I’m still not sure it would have ever come down if that third deck at Rogers Centre wasn’t in the way. Napoli absolutely launched the three-run blast in 10th inning off of the Blue Jays’ Sergio Santos. Seriously, though, you’re gonna need to see it to believe it. And even then you...
Via Next Impulse Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Boston getting calls on Mike Napoli

As each day passes, it's looking more and more likely that the Boston Red Sox will be sellers at the trade deadline. Jake Peavy has been getting a decent amount of trade interest, but other Red Sox players are being asked about as well.In addition to Peavy, the Red Sox are getting trade inquiries on first baseman Mike Napoli, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.#451777850...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 13, 2014  |  3 Comments

Napoli on Tanaka's pitch selection: 'What an idiot!'

Mike Napoli has one word to describe Masahiro Tanaka after his decision to throw a fastball to him on an two-strike count.  “Idiot.”   The veteran C/1B/DH Napoli promptly deposited the fastball offering into the bleachers, giving the Sox a 2-1 lead in the 9th.  A lead they wouldn’t relinquish.  Ian Browne of reports that those words could be heard on the Fox broadcast...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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