Garin Cecchini, Bryce Brentz In Lineup For Series Finale Vs. O’s

The Boston Red Sox will wrap up their final road trip of the season Sunday afternoon, looking to salvage the series split as they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the series finale. The Red Sox will be without some power in the lineup, though, with both Mike Napoli and David Ortiz getting the day off. Napoli, who has spent more time out of the lineup than in it of late, will be replaced...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox 2015 roster projection

Well I’m just going to come out and say it, this season sucked. But their's hope for next year, a lot of it. One key thing will be getting healthy. Players like Pedroia, Papi, Napoli, Craig, etc. were all players with nagging injuries that caused them to perform worse than expected. Another reason for hope is free agency. The Sox have a lot of money to spend and they need to...
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Serbian Center Thinks His Wild Scruff Is Better Than James Harden’s Beard

When one thinks of massive beards in sports, they probably think of hockey players in the playoffs, rugged offensive linemen or Mike Napoli before thinking about basketball players. James Harden of the Houston Rockets might be one of the only NBA stars to sport a grizzly beard, in fact. However, a lesser known basketball player from Serbia thinks his is superior. Former Milwaukee...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Mike Napoli, David Ortiz

Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and designated hitter David Ortiz are both suffering from nagging injuries that refuse to heal.  On Friday, Napoli sat out of the lineup because of a dislocated left ring finger and a sore toe.  Ortiz also sat out of the lineup Friday because of a bruised right foot.According to Jackson Alexander of MLB.com Napoli dislocated his finger in late...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts To Make First Start At Second Base For Red Sox vs. Royals

Mookie Betts will see some time at a familiar position when the Boston Red Sox take on the Kansas City Royals on Saturday in Game 3 of their four-game weekend series. Betts will make his first major league appearance at second base, where he spent plenty of time in the minors before being shifted to the outfield. With Dustin Pedroia out for the rest of the season, Betts likely...
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Illness And Injury Affecting Red Sox Lineup In Kansas City (Video)

With illness and injury flying around the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, a few players in the lineup have had to take a night or two off recently. First baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Daniel Nava were the latest Red Sox with questions surrounding them going into Friday’s contest against the Kansas City Royals. Napoli took a seat with nagging finger and toe injuries, but Nava was...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz and Napoli out of Boston's starting lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) David Ortiz and Mike Napoli are not in Boston's starting lineup at Kansas City on Friday night. Ortiz, who has 32 home runs and 99 RBIs, is sidelined because of a bruised right foot that has been bothering him since he fouled a pitch of it on Aug. 24. Napoli, second on the Red Sox with 17 home runs, had a dislocated left ring finger and a sore toe. Allen...
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David Ortiz, Mike Napoli Out Of Red Sox’s Starting Lineup Vs. Royals

Mookie Betts remains in the outfield. Betts, who is expected to play second base down the stretch with Dustin Pedroia and Brock Holt sidelined, will play right field for the second straight game Friday as the Boston Red Sox continue their four-game series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. One glimpse of Friday’s lineup shows just how banged up the Red Sox are...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt illness leads to darker symptoms

Collision from Aug 25 vs Blue JaysEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The Red Sox infielder and all around super hero Brock Holt has not played since Sep. 5.We thought he left the game with dizziness due to the bug that was going around that sidelined Mike Napoli and Will Middlebrooks last week, but it appears that Holt continues to have concussion-like symptoms.He was sent yesterday...
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Will Middlebrooks, Mike Napoli Back In Lineup For Red Sox Vs. Royals

If there’s a silver lining as the Boston Red Sox hit the road after getting swept by the Baltimore Orioles, it’s that whatever Will Middlebrooks has doesn’t appear to be serious. The Red Sox third baseman exited Tuesday’s game due to illness and sat out Wednesday, but he’ll be back in the lineup batting sixth as the Sox travel to Kansas City to take on the Royals. Also...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Illness Not ‘Running Rampant Through Clubhouse’ (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are dealing with illnesses down the stretch, with Brock Holt and Mike Napoli sidelined a few days ago and Will Middlebrooks being scratched from Tuesday’s game with the same issue. John Farrell addressed the media Tuesday regarding the recent illnesses that have found their way into the Red Sox clubhouse, and you can see what he had to say in the video above...
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Red Sox’s Top Pick Michael Chavis: ‘It’s Pretty Fun Hitting At Fenway’

BOSTON — Michael Chavis could get used to this. Chavis, who was the Red Sox’s top pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, stopped by Fenway Park on Tuesday to check out what someday could become his stomping grounds. The 19-year-old infielder participated in batting practice during his visit — a customary procedure for many top picks — and loved everything about it...
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Mike Napoli Sits As Red Sox Look To Avoid Sweep Against Orioles

The Boston Red Sox will get a look at plenty of relatively unfamiliar faces on Wednesday. The Sox will be looking to avoid a sweep at the hand of the Baltimore Orioles, and they will have to do so without first baseman Mike Napoli. The slugger is out of the lineup, as is Brock Holt, who continues to battle an illness. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia remains out with a wrist injury...
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Brock Holt Out Of Lineup Once Again; Mike Napoli Returns Vs. Orioles

The big guns will return to the Boston Red Sox lineup Monday night as they open up a three-game series against the American League East-leading Baltimore Orioles. Both David Ortiz and Mike Napoli will play against the O’s after sitting out Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. While Big Papi’s absence was a routine day off, Napoli’s was due to an illness he was battling...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Holt Out, Napoli In Tonight's Red Sox Line-Up

Brock Holt will miss another game with continued nausea. Mike Napoli, however, who had been suffering from a stomach bug, will be back in Monday's lineup. Hint: don't eat the Red Sox post-game buffet. Boston will send out the following to face the first-place Orioles juggernaut: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Napoli 1B, Daniel Nava...
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Red Sox Injury Update: Mike Napoli, Brock Holt

Sickness appears to be going through the Boston Red Sox clubhouse as both Mike Napoli and Brock Holt have exited games early due to illness.MLB.com's Steven Petrella is reporting that Napoli exited last night's game due to lightheadness and nausea.  These were the same apparent symptoms that cause Holt to miss time during Friday night's game.While this season has not...
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Red Sox 1B Napoli leaves games due to illness

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has left Saturday's game against Toronto due to an illness. Napoli singled and scored on Will Middlebrooks' RBI single in the second and was replaced defensively at the top of the inning by Daniel Nava. Napoli was seen talking manager John Farrell during the TV broadcast and walked down the steps toward the clubhouse with one...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Exits Red Sox-Blue Jays Game After Second Inning

BOSTON — Mike Napoli left Saturday night’s Red Sox-Toronto Blue Jays game between the second and third innings. Napoli singled to open the home half of the second and later scored on a base hit by Will Middlebrooks but did not return to the field for the top of the third. Allen Craig, who began the game in right field, replaced Napoli at first base, and Daniel Nava entered as...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Sox need to contend next year

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThere are still 22 games left this year, but the Red Sox season has been over for some time now. It's just a matter of seeing how top prospects fit in to the Sox at this point, with a focus on who could be an impact player in 2015. But beyond that, the Sox are going to have to make some moves if...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Fighting Nagging Injuries: ‘I’ve Been Banged Up All Year’

A position change was supposed to prevent this sort of thing. Mike Napoli, who left behind a career of catching to become a full-time first baseman upon joining the Boston Red Sox before the 2013 season, is a hurting human. The 32-year-old has played 109 games this season, but nagging injuries are taking their toll. “I’m banged up,” Napoli told ESPN.com’s Gordon Edes on Monday...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Out Of Red Sox Lineup For Series Finale Vs. Rays

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays will meet Monday afternoon at Tropicana Field in the finale of a four-game series. Boston is aiming to win its third game of the series, but it will have to do that without David Ortiz in the lineup. The veteran slugger will be replaced by Mike Napoli, who is batting in the cleanup spot as the designated hitter. Allen Craig is taking Napoli...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Bash Homers Of The Week: Mike Napoli Launches Moonshot In Toronto

The Boston Red Sox aren’t having the most successful season at the plate in 2014, but they still have players who can provide plenty of pop. Mike Napoli reminded us of that in a big way on Tuesday, when he smacked an absolute bomb into the top deck of the Rogers Centre in the 11th inning of Boston’s 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Napoli wasn’t the only player who displayed...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh, Just Mike Napoli Launching a Home Run to the Fifth Deck of the Rogers Centre

Although his bat has been quiet of late, Mike Napoli remains a force to be reckoned with. The Italian Thor, you might say. For proof, I submit a home run he hit during last night’s Sox-Jays game at the Rogers Centre. A shot that hit the mother-effin’ fifth deck. And here’s a cleaner shot: Your browser does not support iframes. As you can see in my ****** vine, the ball landed...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox offense comes alive in 11th, beat Blue Jays, 11-7

For the first 10 innings, the Red Sox seemingly couldn't come up with a big hit when they needed one. Then, in the top of the 11th, it seemed they couldn't stop. Breaking open a tie game, the Red Sox erupted for seven runs in the inning, giving them an 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Dustin Pedroia had a two-run single to put the Sox ahead and Mike Napoli and Allen...
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25 days ago  |  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...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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