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Napoli Named Indians’ Heart and Hustle Award Winner

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced its 30 team winners of the 2016 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. Cleveland first baseman and designated hitter Mike Napoli has been selected as the winner for the Indians. The award, in its 12th year, recognizes “active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and...

Napoli, Carrasco shine as Indians topple Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mike Napoli had three hits, including his 19th home run, Carlos Carrasco pitched into the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Friday night. Napoli scored three runs, one on his solo shot into the bullpen in left-center in the eighth inning that stretched Cleveland's lead to three runs. That was more than enough for Carrasco...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians broadcaster goes nuts for Mike Napoli's go-ahead home run

The "Voice of the Indians" Tom Hamilton got mighty excited on Monday when first baseman Mike Napoli belted a two-run home run to help the surging squad notch their 50th win. (Watch and listen above).Napoli blasted the homer in the seventh inning off the Tigers' Bruce Rondon to give Cleveland a 5-3 lead that held up as the game's final score.With the win, Cleveland extended its AL...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians first baseman Mike Napoli striking out at record pace

How many home runs would it take to cancel out a new franchise record for strikeouts? Mike Napoli has quickly become a popular figure with his Cleveland Indians teammates and with Tribe fans as well. He's hit 16 home runs, tying him with Carlos Santana for the team lead, and putting him on pace to hit 34 of them by the end of the season. No Indians player has reached 30 home runs...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians have created a shrine to Jobu

The sports scene in Cleveland is looking a bit more optimistic this week after the Cavaliers brought home a championship to the title-starved sports city. Looking to create some good vibes of their own, Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians are hoping Jobu’s return to the Indians' clubhouse will help them out. Jobu was the voodoo statue Pedro Cerrano, portrayed...
Via The Comeback
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli ridiculed by teammates over faceplant slide (vids)

Cleveland Indians first baseman Mike Napoli executed one of the most embarrassingly hilarious slides in recent memory when he went face-first — literally — into third base following a triple in Tuesday’s 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Let's watch @MikeNapoli25 slide into third over and over and over again: — Cut4...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Celebrates Rare Triple By Face-Planting Into Third-Base Dirt

Mike Napoli’s struggles of late were nothing to laugh about, but his slide into third base Tuesday night for a slump-busting triple, that’s a different story. The Cleveland Indians first baseman entered Tuesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox mired in the middle of an ice-cold slump. In the previous five games, Napoli was just 1-for-22 with 12 strikeouts. However, he showed...
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox interested in bringing back Mike Napoli?

Mike Napoli embraced everything about Boston during his two-plus seasons with the Red Sox. It left an impression on the organization, which must make a decision regarding first base. Hanley Ramirez currently is slated to be Boston’s starting first baseman in 2016, but the Red Sox reportedly are covering their bases by checking in with Napoli this offseason. Red sox have had...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Mike Napoli traded from Red Sox to Rangers

By Zach Cox Mike Napoli is headed back to the Lone Star State. The Boston Red Sox on Friday traded the veteran first baseman to the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports. Rob Bradford of was the first to report news of the deal, which came one week after Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox have yet to confirm the trade, and it has...
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Napoli’s surprising situation with Sox lacks obvious solution

By Ricky Doyle This was supposed to be Mike Napoli’s season of redemption. What happened? After an uninspiring 2014 season in which he was limited to 119 games because of various injuries, including a continuous bout with sleep apneathat nearly forced him into retirement, Napoli arrived at spring training looking and, according to the first baseman, feeling like a new man....
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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