John Farrell: Mike Napoli ‘Little Sore’ After Getting Drilled On Knee

BOSTON — Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli simply rubbed some dirt on it. Maybe Napoli didn’t literally cover himself in filth, but he’s back in Boston’s lineup Monday after getting struck in the knee by a pitch in the ninth inning of Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Orioles. “A little sore, but ready to go,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said of Napoli on Monday morning...
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John Lackey Gives Mike Napoli A Head Rub During Saturday’s Red Sox Game (GIF)

Close friendships between teammates have become a defining characteristic of the Boston Red Sox. Team chemistry was even a huge factor in their 2013 World Series run. So maybe John Lackey was just trying to strengthen that chemistry when he took the time to give Mike Napoli a pretty strong head rub in the dugout during the bottom of the third inning in Saturday’s game against...
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John Lackey Rubs Mike Napoli’s Head, Building Team Chemistry While Ruining My Lunch

If you take nothing else from today’s Red Sox/Orioles game (which is still in progress), know that this was the day that John Lackey massaged Mike Napoli’s head in a manner so odd that even had Jerry Remy was pushed to suggest, “That’s almost too much for TV.” It’s actually not all that bad. But it does recall a similarly baffling scene a few years back when Julian Tavarez...
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Red Sox’s Mike Napoli Day-to-Day With Finger Injury (Video)

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli dislocated a finger while sliding into second base during the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Fortunately for Napoli and the Red Sox, Napoli’s finger isn’t broken and none of his ligaments tore. He’s listed as day-to-day with a dislocated finger. Check out the video above to watch Napoli discuss...
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Mike Napoli dislocates finger on slide and it’s disturbingly obvious (GIF)

Ouch. Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is considered day-to-day after dislocating his finger during the team’s 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. It became pretty clear relatively instantly that he messed up his finger pretty bad, because, you see, his finger was pointing in a direction one typically doesn’t […] The post Mike Napoli dislocates finger...
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Mike Napoli Day-To-Day After Dislocating Ring Finger

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis after dislocating his finger on a slide during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. “I look at my finger,” Napoli said, via ESPN.com, “and it’s sideways.” Napoli jammed his finger as he dove headfirst into second base after advancing on a...
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Red Sox' Mike Napoli leaves game with finger injury

The Boston Red Sox lost a close one last night to the Chicago White Sox, 2-1.  As if losing wasn't bad enough, the Red Sox also lost Mike Napoli to a dislocated finger in the ninth inning.  If you look closely at the below picture, you can actually see it.  The injury was bad enough that umpire Jim Joyce screamed "oh my god!" when he saw the finger.  From Pete...
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Photo: Mike Napoli leaves game after possibly dislocating finger

When you’re sliding head-first, you must be careful with your fingers as you need to know where the bag is.In this situation, Boston Red Sox‘s catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli advanced to second on a wild pitch in the 9th against the Chicago White Sox, going head-first on the play and suffering in what looks like a very serious injury.Here’s a look:It’s tough to even see...
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Mike Napoli’s Finger Should Not Be Pointing That Way

One of Mike Napoli’s fingers fell victim to a head-first slide into base on Tuesday night as the Red Sox took on the White Sox in Chicago. The resulting photo you see above should serve as a PSA to always slide feet first. Adding insult to injury, Napoli – the Sox’ first baseman – had to be pulled because of the injury and the team eventually lost in the 9th inning when...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli's finger looks nasty after bad slide

Red Sox first basemen Mike Napoli slid head first into second base Monday caught his finger awkwardly on the bag.  Instead of looking like the number one, it looked like a seven. Note to kids watching at home: slide feet first whenever possible. SEE… @WillBrinson
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