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Mike Napoli: Struggles With Boston Red Sox Are ‘Taking A Toll On Me’

This embed is invalid" /> Mike Napoli is entering — or already has entered — a make-or-break point in his Boston Red Sox tenure. While the Red Sox still have faith in Napoli’s ability to turn around his dismal 2015 season, the first baseman needs to start producing or else Boston could consider alternatives. The club already made a statement Sunday by sitting...
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Sox Bench Napoli, Play David Ortiz At First Base

After going 1 for 17 recently, and dropping below The Mendoza Line, Mike Napoli is finally 'riding the pine'. The Red Sox will play Big Papi at first base and Hanley will DH. Here's the full lineup: Mookie Betts, CF; Brock Holt, 2B;  Xander Bogaerts, SS; David Ortiz, 1B; Hanley Ramirez, DH; Pablo Sandoval, 3B; Shane Victorino, RF; Alejandro De Aza, LF; Ryan Hanigan, C. Left-handed...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Mike Napoli on his way out?

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Well Mike Napoli, it has been fun. You were a major contributor to the 2013 World Series team. You hit some big home runs, you made some key defensive plays, you always seemed to work the count and grind out a tough at bat, you had the best beard, and you were a fan favorite. Flash forward to 2015, you are not the same guy. You can't...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: John Farrell Sees Mike Napoli’s Ejection As Unnecessary

The Boston Red Sox played a solid game in every phase on Sunday en route to a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Mike Napoli was not a part of that win for very long. Napoli was called out on strikes in his only at-bat of the game during the second inning. The pitch he was called out on was a borderline strike at best, but really looked to be a ball low and outside. Napoli had already...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli’s surprising situation with Sox lacks obvious solution

  This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — 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 apnea that nearly forced him into retirement, Napoli arrived at spring training looking and, according...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

First Baseman Mike Napoli Not In Red Sox’s Lineup Vs. Blue Jays (Video)

Mike Napoli has struggled at the plate over the last week and won’t be in the Red Sox’s lineup when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. Napoli is batting 1-for-16 with 2 RBI in the last four games. Brock Holt will start at first base in place of Napoli. Check out the video above for Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy’s take on Napoli. Thumbnail...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s Bat Powers Red Sox Offense

The Boston Red Sox offense showed some life this weekend. The team responded to a major lineup shuffle by Manager John Farrell. The shake-up saw Dustin Pedroia move to the lead-0ff spot with Hanley Ramirez flip-flopping with David Ortiz and Xander Bogaerts assuming the five spot in the order. Make no mistake, the Red Sox have had good starting pitching as of late, but the offense...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli to have surgery to correct sleep apnea

Plenty of big leaguers will have surgeries this off season to fix the little things that ail them. Happens every year. Mike Napoli is one of those guys. But here’s the thing, the Boston Red Sox first baseman has been dealing with finger, toe and back issues, but that’s not what he’s getting checked out. Dude is having, wait for it, facial reconstruction surgery. Yup, you read...
Via Hall of Very Good
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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