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MIKE NAPOLI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Napoli (leg) to pinch-hit, DH down stretch

Mike Napoli will likely finish the season as a pinch-hitter off the bench and occasional designated hitter. Napoli is dealing with a stress reaction in the fibia of his right leg and admitted in a meeting with manager Jeff Banister on Friday that playing at first base was not a good idea.
Via Rangers.com
3 days ago

Napoli sidelined with stress reaction in leg

Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower right leg and is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
Via Rangers.com
5 days ago

TODAY IN BASEBALL: September 4

TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime1927 – Pirates teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner become the first pair of brothers to both homer in the same game when they go deep in the team’s 8-4 victory over Cincinnati at Redland Field. The siblings, who will also accomplish the feat in 1929 and 1938, each hit a bounce round-tripper.1993 – Jim Abbott, born without a right hand...
Via Hall of Very Good
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Napoli's power helps Rangers clobber Astros

Mike Napoli crushed a home run and the Texas Rangers crushed the Houston Astros.
Via SportsNetCanada
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers wouldn't allow player to wear No. 69

In the 57 seasons the Texas Rangers have been a franchise, they’ve had players wear every number between 1 and 71 except for one.Yes, that’s right, they’ve never had a No. 69.For those of you too mature to know, the number 69 has long been a source of, um fascination for the most juvenile among us. As a result, it’s been worn by only eight players in baseball history, as...
Via The Comeback
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Napoli to sign one-year deal with Rangers

Multiple reports state Mike Napoli will re-sign with the Texas Rangers on a one-year deal.According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 35-year-old could be returning to the Rangers for a third time.According to Wilson, two of his sources say the deal has been agreed upon. Two more of his sources tell him that “talks are progressing but it’s too early to say...
Via Sportsnaut
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Rays reportedly interested in Mike Napoli

The Tampa Bay Rays may be hoping to sprinkle a dose of Magic Mike onto their roster.According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday, the Rays have checked in on free agent slugger Mike Napoli among other options in their search for a right-handed bat after trading away Logan Forsythe. Napoli, 35, would definitely provide a jolt to the Tampa Bay lineup after hitting 34...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Indians aggressively pursuing Edwin Encarnacion

At least one team is starting to get aggressive in their pursuit of Edwin Encarnacion. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Cleveland Indians are “pulling out all the stops” to try to make signing Encarnacion financially viable. Encarnacion’s demands are still high, and Cleveland is in a tight spot financially, struggling to find common ground with both Encarnacion...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners showing interest in Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli returning to the AL West might not actually be the craziest timeline. According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners are showing early interest in Napoli. Morosi also notes Napoli’s history with Mariners manager Scott Servais, who served as director of player development for the Texas Rangers during Napoli’s brief stint there....
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli wanted Indians to celebrate by going to Las Vegas

The Cleveland Indians are four wins away from capturing their first World Series title since 1948, but Mike Napoli doesn’t want to wait that long to go all-out with the celebration. After his team finished off the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS, Napoli wanted to take the long way home from Toronto. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, who witnessed all the clubhouse fun...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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