Red Sox Injury Update: Mike Napoli will have surgery to address sleep apnea

Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will undergo surgery for sleep apnea on November 4 according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.  Despite missing significant time in the 2014 season for injuries to his finger, toe and back, this is the only surgical procedure scheduled.Napoli told WEEI.com that he has ‘been deal with sleep apnea for a long time’ and that other medical interventions...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox 1B Napoli to have sleep disorder surgery

BOSTON (AP) Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will have surgery to treat a sleeping disorder. The team says Napoli will have the procedure next month. Napoli suffers from sleep apnea. The disorder occurs when someone briefly stops breathing during sleep. It can disrupt sleep, leading to fatigue. The surgery involves repositioning the jaws and sometimes the tongue to keep...
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4 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  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...
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Boston's Mike Napoli To Undergo Surgery For Sleep Apnea

The Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli has decided to undergo surgery to help his sleep apnea that has bothered him throughout his career. 
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Red Sox’s Mike Napoli To Undergo Surgery To Alleviate Sleep Disorder

Mike Napoli’s one rather obscure ailment is the one he’ll undergo a procedure for this offseason. Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington revealed after the season that Napoli has been dealing with sleep apnea. Napoli told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford this week he’ll undergo bimaxillary advancement surgery to help alleviate the sleep disorder. “I’ve been dealing with...
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Napoli to undergo facial reconstruction surgery due to sleep apnea issues

At points over the last couple seasons, it was sometimes difficult to remember what Mike Napoli's face looked like under all that beard, but in a few weeks, the recently clean-shaven Boston Red Sox first baseman will be undergoing facial reconstruction that few will soon forget -- even if his visual appearance doesn't change. Napoli, who just finished up a 17-homer, 55-RBI...
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Mike Napoli To Undergo Sleep Apnea Surgery

(Getty Images)Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will have surgery to alleviate a sleep apnea condition he has dealt with his whole career. The procedure will happen in early November allowing him to recover in time for Spring Training. Napoli texted the following, "I've been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career, I've tried numerous things and none...
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Mike Napoli slated to undergo surgery for sleep disorder

According to Mike Napoli, the first baseman will be undergoing Bimaxillary Advancement surgery in order to help alleviate his long-standing battle with sleep apnea. (To read more on the operation, click here.) The procedure is slated to be performed Nov. 4. “I’ve been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career,” Napoli wrote in a text to WEEI.com. “I’ve...
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Red Sox First Base Outlook: Mike Napoli’s Health A Key Factor In 2015

First base was a hot topic for the Boston Red Sox the last two offseasons. This year is much different. Mike Napoli was a free agent following the Red Sox’s 2013 World Series win, forcing Boston to make an important decision. The organization lacked internal options, so it was fairly obvious the Sox would need to sign a free agent. Napoli represented the best option and eventually...
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Lowell Spinners 2014 Breakdown: Analyzing Red Sox’s Single-A Affiliate

The Lowell Spinners are sticking around. The Spinners and Red Sox last week extended their player development contract for an additional two years, meaning the Single-A club will remain part of the Boston organization through the 2016 season. The two have had a fruitful relationship to this point, so there was no reason for the Red Sox to pull the plug. The Red Sox’s 2014 struggles...
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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...
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Boston Red Sox 2015 Infield Preview

The Boston Red Sox ended a disappointing season, just one year removed from a World Series title, in last place in the AL East. Offensive production was a big issue for the Red Sox, and they will need solid production from the infield after totally retooling the outfield. Next year, we could see very interesting changes and tough decisions will have to be made this offseason. Let’s...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

A Grade Of C For The Sox Infield

Mike DavisContributing WriterThe Boston Red Sox infield has not been solid at all this season due to struggling offense and injuries.  Dustin Pedroia had a hand injury and could not put up the numbers that he is capable of.  He could not play for the last month of the season and that really hurt the Red Sox infield because they had no solid production. Mike Napoli hurt his finger...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Clay Buchholz, Mike Napoli, Will Middlebrooks

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz will undergo minor surgery on his right knee, reports Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Pete Abraham of TheBoston Globe adds that first basemen Mike Napoli will receive treatment for sleep apnea, while third basemen Will Middlebrooks will not play winter ball in an attempt to get healthy, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe:Buchholz...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nap is that you?

Brian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterThe 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox bonded through many things, one being facial hair. Players like Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli led the way throughout the season and the playoffs with their superb beards.A friendly beard tug by Mike Napoli after a home run by GomesPhotograph: Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesMike Napoli had the idea in...
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Mike Napoli, Brock Holt Likely Done For Red Sox’s Season With Injuries

BOSTON — Mike Napoli and Brock Holt are unlikely to play again this season, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Napoli has been banged up all year with several ailments, including a finger injury that sent him to the disabled list at the end of May. Holt has been sidelined since Sept. 5 due to a concussion he suffered during a collision in Toronto at the end of August. The...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Shaves His Beard (Photo)

Let’s keep it real. Mike Napoli shaved for Derek Jeter because he’ll be in town this weekend and this is how he’s saying farewell.  Mixed emotions in regards to Mike Napoli’s shaving… Perhaps he should’ve kept a light beard? He sort of looks like Joba Chamberlain, before he has this Sons of Anarchy beard.  [NIS] The post Mike Napoli Shaves His Beard (Photo) appeared...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli shaved his beard, is barely recognizable

Mike Napoli has finally decided to say goodbye to the symbol of the 2014 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. I have followed Napoli pretty closely throughout his career, and if you showed me the photo above without any context I probably couldn’t even tell you who it was. [Related: Jonny Gomes got World Series […]
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

OK, maybe not like this — but Mike Napoli finally shaves beard

As MLB enters the final weekend of its regular season, it marks the end of a historic era. One that saw multiple World Series, a championship parade in a major metropolitan in the Northeast. Yeah, yeah . . . Derek Jeter is retiring. We get it. But while The Captain was busy perhaps playing his last game in the Bronx on Wednesday (you listening, Mother Nature?), this happened in Tampa...
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Mike Napoli Looks LIke Different Person After Shaving Off His Beard (Photo)

Red Sox Mike Napoli looks like a totally different species after shaving off his legendary beard, now sporting a clean shaven look. The ‘Fear the Beards’ days are long gone. The facial hair which once was the team’s secret winning tool is now a thing of the past. photo via NextImpulseSports
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Mike Napoli Shaves Iconic Beard, Looks Like A Different Person (Video)

When you think of Mike Napoli, the first thing that probably comes to mind is his beard. The first baseman’s glorious beard helped the Boston Red Sox on their 2013 World Series run and was practically a Boston landmark. Notice I said “was.” That’s because Napoli’s facial hair is no more, and he debuted his smooth mug in the dugout during Boston’s game against the Tampa...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Shaves Beard, Throws Commentators A Curve Ball

Mike Napolis shaved his beard, which threw commentators a curve ball announcing Wednesday night's game.
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Shaved His Gigantic Beard

Something seems different about Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli tonight. An investigation: Before Wednesday…... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Napoli Out As Red Sox Start Final Homestand

Mike Napoli is out of tonight's line-up as the Red Sox get set to face the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-game set. Boston will send out the following line-up: Mookie Betts 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Daniel Nava 1B, Rusney Castillo CF, Will Middlebrooks 3B, Christian Vazquez C, and Jackie Bradley Jr. RF. Clay Buchholz will take the mound for The Carmine Hose.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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