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Texas Rangers wear patriotic shorts because…America (photos)

The Texas Rangers are headed to the postseason, as their AL Divisional Series against the Toronto Blue Jays starts on Thursday night. The team worked out on Tuesday, and did so rocking some flashy, patriotic shorts with an American theme. The sports came from first baseman Mike Napoli and feature the team’s “never ever quit” slogan. Can Nike make the girl version of the Rangers...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli back with the Rangers, who are back in playoffs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Chants of ''Nap-o-li!, Nap-o-li!'' echo in Texas just like 2011 all over again. Expect them to only get louder and more frequent now that the Rangers are back in the playoffs again, two months after the return of Mike Napoli, who had 10 RBIs in their last World Series. Even though first-year manager Jeff Banister wasn't in Texas for Napoli's first stint, he...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli gets drenched during postgame interview

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Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Banister: Napoli 'might be the human victory cigar'

Texas Rangers slugger Mike Napoli is the sort of player that has a 'reputation'. It's a good thing, mind you - he hits home runs, pumps up his teammates and has a penchant for bringing everyone together. He's not unlike Jonny Gomes, another powerful right-handed hitter known for his splits against left-handed pitching and accolades as a good 'clubhouse guy'. He's only been with...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Ex-Red Sox Mike Napoli A Strong Option

Mike Napoli seems to be fitting in nicely during his second stint with the Texas Rangers. Napoli was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Rangers on Aug. 7 and has hit quite well since moving to Texas. He sports a .286 average through 25 games with the club this season and is hitting at a .333 clip with four home runs and seven RBIs in his last 16 contests. For that reason, NESN’s...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Banister: Rangers sticking with Napoli in LF, despite issues

The Texas Rangers put Mike Napoli in left field on Monday, and it directly led to an error when Napoli flubbed a play on a ball hit toward him.Despite the gaffe, which Napoli described simply as 'Bad hop, man', manager Jeff Banister reiterated on Tuesday that he'll remain in left. The rationale is easy: the Rangers love his offense and value that over any defensive shortcomings he...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Napoli's helmet knocked off in odd fashion

A potentially dangerous situation turned into a video for the ages. Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli was up at bat Wednesday when a pitch bounced short of the plate. Now, this single act isn’t out of the ordinary, but what happened after has us scratching our heads. The ball bounced up and off Napoli’s ankle, and then somehow knocked off his helmet. It’s a moment...
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Mike Napoli traded from Red Sox to Rangers

Mike Napoli is headed back to the Lone Star State. The Boston Red Sox on Friday traded the veteran first baseman to the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports. Rob Bradford of was the first to report news of the deal, which came one week after Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox have yet to confirm the trade, and it has not been reported...
August 07, 2015  |  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...
June 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...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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