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MIKE NAPOLI RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
2 hours 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
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Oritz Starts At First For Red Sox; Mike Napoli Out For Astros Finale

After yo-yoing from a disappointing extra-innings loss Friday to a dominant 6-1 win Saturday, the Boston Red Sox are shaking things up a bit for their series finale against the Houston Astros. Mike Napoli went 0-for-9 with four strikeouts in the first two games of the series, bringing his average below the Mendoza line at .192, and for that, he’ll take a seat Sunday. David Ortiz...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Napoli error leads to 4-run 10th as Astros beat Red Sox 12-8

BOSTON (AP) First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker's hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night for their fifth straight win. Jose Altuve had three hits and two RBIs for the AL West-leading Astros, who won after wasting...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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...
Via NESN.com
10 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...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Mike Napoli Not Looking Or Feeling Comfortable For Boston

BOSTON — The Red Sox had another one of those shake-your-head losses Friday night. This season has been spiraling out of control for some time, but the Red Sox keep finding new ways to disappoint. Boston blew a seven-run lead Friday in a 13-10 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. The Red Sox fell to a season-high eight games under .500 (27-35) with the defeat. They...
Via NESN.com
22 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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