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Mike Napoli | First Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/31/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mike Napoli was out of the lineup for the fourth time in the last eight games on Sunday.
Napoli has been sick and is also battling lingering discomfort in his left ring finger. "We're trying to manage the things that he’s been dealing with," Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday. The first baseman will likely start Tuesday's series-opener in Pittsburgh after Monday's scheduled team off day. Sep 15 - 9:12 AM
Source: Boston Globe

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Mike Napoli is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

Napoli returned to action Tuesday after missing the last couple games with an illness. It's not clear whether he's feeling under the weather again or if it's just a day off. Brock Holt (illness) and Will Middlebrooks (illness) are also sitting out due to the bug that's going around the Red Sox' clubhouse.
Sep 10 - 10:12 AM

Mike Napoli (illness) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday night against the Orioles.

Napoli sat out Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with a stomach bug. It was never a major concern. He is batting fifth and starting at first base Monday.
Sep 8 - 3:12 PM

Mike Napoli (illness) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

Napoli exited Saturday's game after an illness brought about some dizziness. He should be fine in a day or two. Allen Craig is at first base Sunday.
Sep 7 - 10:17 AM

Mike Napoli made an early exit from Saturday's game versus the Blue Jays due to illness.

Napoli was 1-for-1 with a run scored prior to leaving the game. Daniel Nava took his place. Napoli will probably sit out of Sunday's series finale against Toronto.
Sep 6 - 9:42 PM

Mike Napoli smacked a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Rays.

The longball came in the fourth inning off of Drew Smyly and cut the lead to one before Yoenis Cespedes eventually knotted things up in the eighth with an RBI single. The Red Sox went on to lose in extras. Napoli has just 17 homers and 51 RBI in an injury-shortened season, but he sports a pretty nice .251/.371/.433 batting line.
Sep 1 - 5:23 PM

Mike Napoli went 2-for-5 with an 11th-inning three-run home run as the Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Napoli crushed a Sergio Santos offering into the upper deck in left field at the Rogers Centre, giving the Red Sox a five-run 11th inning to that point. They would tack on another pair of runs. Napoli has hit 16 home runs, knocked in 50, and posted a .259/.381/.441 slash line on the season.
Aug 26 - 11:54 PM

Mike Napoli is starting at first base on Saturday after missing three games with back spasms.

Napoli is batting fifth against the Mariners.
Aug 23 - 10:34 AM

Mike Napoli (back) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

He's now missed the last three games with back spasms, but Boston is hopeful he'll be ready to go on Saturday. Daniel Nava is at first base in Napoli's place Friday.
Aug 22 - 3:35 PM

Mike Napoli is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Thursday due to back spasms.

The minor back injury also kept him out of action on Wednesday night. He is considered day-to-day.
Aug 21 - 3:49 PM

Mike Napoli is out Wednesday with back spasms.

It shouldn't be more than a day or two before he feels better. Napoli has a cool .266/.385/.446 batting line with 15 home runs and 45 RBI in 101 games this year.
Aug 20 - 4:20 PM

Mike Napoli belted a two-run homer and drove in three runs on the day in Wednesday's victory over the Reds.

Napoli plated a run with a fielder's choice in the first before putting the Red Sox ahead for good with an opposite-field, two-run jack in the fifth. He's homered three times in his last 10 games. Daniel Nava also had a nice day at the dish for Boston, going 2-for-3 with an RBI single.
Aug 13 - 3:45 PM

Mike Napoli was ejected from Sunday's game against the Angels for arguing balls and strikes.

Napoli had been critical of C.B. Bucknor's strike zone in several at-bats throughout the game, and it all came to a head in his final trip in the eighth inning. He was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks before departing.
Aug 10 - 6:42 PM

Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer on Saturday.

Napoli hit the home run in the second inning, driving in new teammate Yoenis Cespedes. The homer gives Napoli thirteen on the season. Napoli's been dealing with nagging injuries (nothing new there), but he's still a dangerous bat in Boston's lineup when he's healthy enough to play, slashing .269/.387/.448 for the year.
Aug 2 - 9:44 PM

Mike Napoli has some swelling in his left index finger.

It's the same finger that sent him to the DL earlier this season and the reason he's out of the Red Sox starting lineup for the second time in three games. Mike Carp, who's thought to be available via trade, is starting at first base for Boston on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Jul 29 - 4:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
3Dan Butler
1B1Mike Napoli
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Mookie Betts
2Jemile Weeks
3Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Carlos Rivero
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Anthony Ranaudo
6Brandon Workman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edward Mujica
2Junichi Tazawa
3Koji Uehara
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson
8Steven Wright
9Drake Britton
10Matt Barnes
11Heath Hembree
12Edwin Escobar