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Napoli, Rangers race past Mariners

Mike Napoli slugged a pair of two-run homers and the Rangers had two five-run innings as they defeated the Mariners on Saturday. Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo also went deep for Texas. Mike Zunino had a three-run homer for the Mariners and Taylor Motter had an RBI double.
Via Rangers.com
5 days ago

Napoli set for Double-A rehab assignment

Mike Napoli, who is recovering from a lower back strain, will be the designated hitter for Double-A Frisco on Thursday, when the Rangers' first baseman starts a rehab assignment.
Via Rangers.com
8 days ago

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

Mike Napoli’s One-Year Contract With Rangers Worth Reported $8.5 Million

Mike Napoli reached a tentative agreement with the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, and he reportedly got a raise. The Dallas Morning News reported the Rangers and the first baseman agreed to a one-year contract, though writer Evan Grant tweeted that he doesn’t expect an official announcement until the next week. And ESPN’s Jim Bowden reported the deal is worth $8.5 million, which is...
Via NESN.com
February 08, 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 Tried To Get Indians To Go To Las Vegas After Winning ALCS

The party at Napoli’s on Wednesday almost was a party in Las Vegas. Well, he tried to make it that way, at least. Indians first baseman Mike Napoli has become infamous for his postseason, um, celebrations since helping the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in 2013, and it’s been no different in Cleveland. In fact, Napoli was so ready to party after the Indians beat the Blue...
Via NESN.com
October 20, 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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