Red Sox rough up Rays starter Karns in 9-6 victory

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Mike Napoli homered and Hanley Ramirez also drove in two runs Saturday to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6. Right-hander Steven Wright made the start for the Red Sox, allowing five unearned runs in 3 2-3 innings - all of the damage coming after an error with two outs in the fourth inning. Four other pitchers teamed to limit the Rays to...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins fall 5-4 to Rex Sox in 10 innings

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston's lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded into a forceout and popped out against Tommy Milone, dropping his average to .222 (4 for 18). Mike Napoli was 1 for 3 in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz, Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins 5-4

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston's lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded into a forceout and popped out against Tommy Milone, dropping his average to .222 (4 for 18). Mike Napoli was 1 for 3 in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox look for a repeat of 2013

BOSTON (AP) A revamped lineup and change in attitude has the Boston Red Sox looking to repeat a feat they performed just two seasons ago when they went from worst to World Series champions. Like the hip-hop song they blasted in their locker room after the 2013 division and World Series titles were clinched in Fenway Park, the Red Sox started at the bottom. They've carried the theme...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Mike Napoli Downplays Ankle Injury As ‘Nothing Serious’

This embed is invalid" /> Mike Napoli hit a bit of a wall. Napoli was scratched from the Boston Red Sox’s lineup for Friday’s spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at JetBlue Park. The first baseman is dealing with a sore right ankle, though he was quick to downplay the issue Friday morning. “Nothing serious,” Napoli told reporters...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli homers twice for Red Sox in loss to Pirates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Mike Napoli hit two solo home runs for the Boston Red Sox in a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Napoli connected in his only two at-bats, both times against Gerrit Cole. Starling Marte tripled and doubled for the Pirates, and scored both times on singles by Tony Sanchez. Marte started in center field. Andrew McCutchen, the Pirates' regular starter...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Has Been Having Hilarious Dreams Since Sleep Apnea Surgery

This embed is invalid" /> Mike Napoli doesn’t need to be conscious to reap the benefits of his recent sleep apnea surgery. Napoli, who underwent a serious procedure over the offseason to alleviate a longstanding sleep issue, revealed in January he hadn’t had a dream in eight years before the surgery. The Boston Red Sox first baseman evidently is...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

5 First Base Sleepers for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

With our Top 200 Countdown ending this week (finally!) we’ve dedicated a lot of a virtual pages to the key players of the 2015 fantasy season. Now with spring training underway and rosters mostly finalized, it’s time we survey each position for the potential sleepers of the 2015 fantasy season. Get ready to see this non-sleeper’s face a lot this week! Our definition of...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Season Preview: Infield

The 2015 Boston Red Sox infield has many question marks going into the season, but if all the infielders play up to expectations, it could be one of the best in the American League. On Friday, we previewed the Red Sox outfield for 2015. The infield was somewhat of a revolving door last season for the Sox, mainly due to injuries. Going into the season as the defending world champs...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli: Josh Hamilton’s Reported Drug Relapse A ‘Sad’ Situation

This embed is invalid" /> Mike Napoli can’t help but feel for Josh Hamilton. Napoli, who played alongside Hamilton while with the Texas Rangers in 2011 and 2012, has been paying attention to the news regarding his former teammate’s reported drug relapse and potential suspension. It’s all somewhat surprising to the Boston Red Sox slugger, as Hamilton...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli, Dustin Pedroia Reflect On Offseason, Ready For 2015 (Videos)

Mike Napoli and Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox sat down with NESN’s Tom Caron at spring training this week to discuss a variety of topics. Watch the videos below for more. NAPOLI ON HIS SLEEP APNEA SURGERY PEDROIA, NAPOLI ON BEING TEAMMATES PEDROIA ON HIS CRITICS NAPOLI ON HIS FRUSTRATIONS WITH 2014 SEASON...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Roster Projection: What Will 2015 Opening Day Squad Look Like?

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — The pieces are laid out. It’s time to assemble the puzzle. The Boston Red Sox have made several key additions dating back to last season’s non-waiver trade deadline, putting the organization into a much better position going into 2015. Not everything is etched in stone, though, so the next six weeks...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Doing Great Following Facial Reconstruction Surgery

When Mike Napoli announced he was having surgery following the 2014 season, Boston Red Sox fans cringed, fearing the unknown. The 33-year-old underwent a procedure to combat his sleep apnea and by all accounts, it was a real deal facial reconstruction surgery. “I’ve been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career,” Napoli told WEEI.com back in October. “I...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli glad offseason is finally over

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Like many Bostonians that make the trip south in February, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is glad spring training is finally here. Sure he's relieved to leave behind over five feet of snow that's blanketed the city. He's certainly happy he left behind the cold and his recently bought Boston residence. But he has a far different reason for being excited than...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Infield Preview 2015: Xander Bogaerts Ready For Breakout Season?

This embed is invalid" /> Editor’s note: Red Sox pitchers and catchers report to spring training Friday. NESN.com will analyze Boston’s roster in four installments (outfield, infield, bullpen, starting rotation) in the days leading up to the players’ arrival. The Boston Red Sox’s infield includes all walks of life. There’s an expensive free...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Wrecks Joe Kelly in Twitter Exchange

After predicting he’d win the AL CY Award this season, it only makes sense that Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly is amped to get down to Florida for some Spring Training. (Nothing like PFP’s baby!!!!) In fact, Kelly was so excited he took to Twitter to find out who from Sox Nation is making the trek: Teammate Mike Napoli came across this tweet and played along with an emoji: ...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli trolls Richard Sherman on Twitter

Via Make Napoli's Twitter accountRichard Sherman - U mad, bro? Probably, since the Patriots beat his team by 4 to win the Super Bowl on Sunday. After Doug Baldwin scored, the cameras caught Sherman flashing 24, most likely in reference to Darrelle Revis, who got beat on the play, and the image has since gone viral. The best use? Mike Napoli used the image to troll Richard "U mad...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli Killed Richard Sherman on Twitter for his Stupid 24

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli killed Richard Sherman on Twitter for that moronic 24 move. pic.twitter.com/1Tt7Yq11UF— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 2, 2015Not once, but twice. [Bleacher] pic.twitter.com/HuRVeF5POh— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 2, 2015Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Pokes Fun At Richard Sherman On Twitter Over Super Bowl XLIX

This embed is invalid" /> Richard Sherman trolled Darrelle Revis in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLIX. Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has since returned the favor. The New England Patriots, of course, rallied to defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Sunday’s big game. Napoli, who was looking to cut loose immediately following the Patriots’...
Via NESN.com
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Gets ‘Urge To Rampage’ After Patriots’ Super Bowl Win (Photo)

The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions, and Mike Napoli wants to party. After an incredible ending, the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday night. Shortly after they clinched the victory, the Boston Red Sox first baseman sent out a spur-of-the moment tweet that was downright awesome. Sudden urge to rampage...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox May Be Eyeing Korean First Baseman

Multiple reports out of The Republic Of Korea indicate that the Red Sox (and possibly the Oakland Athletics as well) are interested in signing 28-year old first baseman Park Byung-ho. Park is a two-time Korean Baseball Organization MVP—hitting 52 HRs in 2014. Park is eligible to be "posted" to MLB teams for 2015—and has signed with a a US agent. Boston may be looking down the...
Via FenwayNation
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Poised For Bounce Back Season

With several new bats and young players headlining the Boston Red Sox lineup, many eyes will be taken off Mike Napoli. The 33-year-old will be in his second and final year of his contract and will be looking to post better numbers than in 2014. He will not only have an incentive from that, but he should also be more physically and mentally prepared than he has been during his Red...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s Blizzard Plans Are Cooler Than Yours

First blizzard!!! Cards against humanity = good times @gracietracy @kristenscanlon @anastasia_tibs @marinexo @bostonsblackie A photo posted by Michael Napoli (@mikenapoli25) on Jan 26, 2015 at 7:19pm PST Booze in red party cups? Check. ****-tons of TVs to monitor the storm and/or view porno flicks? Check. A guest list that is precariously balanced to ensure a two-girls...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 25, 2015  |  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
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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