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John Farrell: Mike Napoli ‘Under The Weather,’ Won’t Start Vs. Blue Jays

BOSTON — Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli won’t start Monday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. “He’s under the weather,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “He’s here, he’s not completely unavailable. But he’s not capable of starting right now. He’s dealing with an illness right now.” Daniel Nava will start at first base and bat sixth...
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David Ortiz Returns, Mike Napoli Sits As Red Sox Open Series Vs. Blue Jays

After a rough series against the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox aim to bounce back Monday when they welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to town. Starting pitching proved to be a problem once again for Boston, as Wade Miley failed to get out of the third inning in the series finale against the O’s on Sunday. Miley was rocked to the tune of seven runs in the 18-7 beatdown, but...
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Red Sox-Orioles Notes: Mike Napoli Notches First Homer, 3-Hit Game Of Season

Mike Napoli led the Boston Red Sox with six home runs in spring training, and it took him 18 games to hit his first homer of the regular season. Boston’s first baseman belted a two-run homer off the right field foul pole at Camden Yards to tie the score 2-2 in the top of the second inning in Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Napoli made contact with the end...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Runs His Hands Through Mike Napoli’s Hair and I Can’t Stop Watching It

The World Champion 2013 Red Sox had the celebratory beard tug. In 2015, they’ve got… whatever the hell this is: Honestly, it doesn’t look like a lot of fun. And I can’t imagine Papi didn’t find a couple college girls and a six pack of Strohs in there. But who cares? Napoli went yard again last night, for what seemed like his 5,000th time this spring, but was probably...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Refreshed Mike Napoli Could Be An Absolute Beast In 2015

This embed is invalid" /> It’s all about reps at this point. The Boston Red Sox essentially finalized their Opening Day roster on Friday before facing the Minnesota Twins in Grapefruit League action at JetBlue Park. One spring training game separates the Sox from the 2015 regular season, which right now looks like it’ll be filled with both promise...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli is in Full “Hulk Smash” Mode

So far, spring training’s been bringing us a lot of downers. Vazquez is lost, Kelly’s arm is buggy, Koji’s starting the season on the DL and Victorino’s been grandfathered into an outfield slot that seemed all but given to Rusney Castillo. But there’s been some good news, too. For one, this team’s been scoring runs by the ******** (an actual metric measurement). For...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli crushes home run despite broken bat (Video)

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hit a monster home run despite breaking his bat during the fourth inning of Monday night's Grapefruit League spring training game against Minnesota.The barrel of the bat landed all the way at third base, yet the ball carried all the way to the seats above the outfield wall in left-center field, which happens to be 44 feet high. An impressive...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli hit a ridiculous broken bat home run

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know – it’s Spring Training, and what happens doesn’t matter all that much, and blah blah blah. But on Monday night, Mike Napoli hit a home run that broke his bat. It was ridiculous, incredible, and completely awesome. Imagine being Brian Duensing here. You jam Napoli and do enough to break his bat…and yet, he’s still trotting around the bases and Red...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  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...
Via Surviving Grady
January 27, 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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