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MIKE NAPOLI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mike Napoli almost retired because of sleep apnea

      This embed is invalid   " /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Mike Napoli’s pillow has never felt so good.   Napoli underwent successful surgery in November to alleviate his sleep apnea, which the Boston Red Sox first baseman revealed Saturday was actually much worse than anyone ever imagined. “I couldn’t do it anymore, the way I was feeling,” Napoli...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #153: Mike Napoli | 1B | BOS

Last season Mike Napoli hit just 17 HR in 500 PA, breaking a string of six consecutive 20-homer season despite posting just his third 500 PA season. Formerly a catcher, Napoli never really had much of a chance to earn consistent playing time. In Boston, now he has it (even though Allen Craig lurks on the bench). So, what caused Napoli’s home run rate to dip last year? It was an...
Via Baseball Professor
19 days ago  |  Discuss

A side of Mike Napoli you never knew

(Photo courtesy of Warner family)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer There is always a personal side to our Red Sox players, but we often are not given the chance to appreciate what they do off the field with their fame and fortune.This is a more lasting and human side that results from their contributions on the field.Red Sox players have always been helping with local children...
Via RedSoxLife
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Undergoes Successful Surgery To Address Sleep Apnea

Mike Napoli took a major step toward alleviating a longstanding issue. Napoli underwent successful surgery to address his sleep apnea Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox announced. The first baseman is expected to return home later this week after a brief hospital stay. Napoli’s procedure was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital by Dr. Leonard Kaban, chief of oral and maxillofacial...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli: I want to play in Boston for rest of my career

Mike Napoli has no complaints about his quality of life. Napoli, who is entering the second year of a two-year, $32 million contract he signed last offseason, isn’t shy about professing his love for Boston. The first baseman developed a unique relationship with the city during the Red Sox’s successful 2013, and he can totally envision continuing the relationship well into the...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2014  |  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

Say it ain't so... major reconstructive surgery for Mike Napoli

Will this face be back in 2015?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Mike Napoli had a tough year in 2014.He battled injuries to his finger, back and toe this season.Along with this it was reported that he had been battling sleep apnea almost his whole career.Napoli wrote in a text to WEEI.com, "I've tried numerous things and none of them worked. Dental mouth piece, CPAP machine,...
Via RedSoxLife
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox to help Napoli with sleep apnea issues

Napoli has struggled this season, nagging injuries haven't helpedSource: http://blogs.denverpost.comBrian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterIt was a rough season for the Red Sox and their fans. After winning the World Series they now sit at the bottom of their division. Somebody who didn't contribute as much as he did last year was Mike Napoli. Nap suffered an array of...
Via RedSoxLife
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Napoli crushes home run into upper deck

Mike Napoli nearly sent a baseball back across the border Tuesday. Napoli absolutely pulverized a three-run homer in the 11th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The blast, which landed in the fifth deck, traveled an estimated 452 feet. Napoli’s home run is only the 17th ever hit into the fifth deck at Rogers Centre, according...
Via NESN.com
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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