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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 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

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Mike Napoli is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

This will be his second time out of the lineup in the past three games. We haven't heard anything about an injury, so perhaps the Red Sox are just using this as an opportunity to showcase Mike Carp, who is starting at first base Tuesday.
Jul 29 - 3:15 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have received trade inquiries on Mike Napoli.

Given their lack of right-handed power and the fact that Napoli is under contract next season, they seem unlikely to move him. Napoli also has a limited no-trade clause. However, it's always possible someone will blow the Red Sox away with an offer. If the club did move Napoli, they could transition Will Middlebrooks over to first base.
Source: Boston Globe
Jul 13 - 11:10 AM

Mike Napoli had a perfect day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk, but it was all for naught as the Red Sox went home with a loss Tuesday against the White Sox.

Napoli, doubling in a run and later scoring, was in the middle of a three-run fifth inning as the Red Sox fought back to tie the game at 3-3, but that was the extent of his club's offensive output. The first baseman has quietly had another productive season, carrying a .273/.395/.447 line with 10 home runs and 34 RBI.
Jul 8 - 10:38 PM

Mike Napoli slugged a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the ninth inning Saturday as the Red Sox defeated the Yankees in New York by a score of 2-1.

Napoli hit his homer off Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka, who went nine innings but took the loss because he threw a bad fastball at an inopportune time. Napoli is batting .275/.390/.459 with 10 homers and 31 RBI in 62 games this season for the Red Sox, who are now 37-44.
Jun 28 - 10:12 PM

Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with a home run, stolen base and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the A's.

Napoli belted the solo home run in the fifth inning, a fairly common occurrence for the first baseman -- the homer was his eighth of the season. Less common was his stolen base in the third, just his second steal of the year. Napoli owns a .268/.383/.431 line with those two steals and eight home runs on the year.
Jun 22 - 8:59 PM

Mike Napoli went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a walk, and a run scored Friday against the Indians.

Napoli had an RBI double in the third inning and knocked in another run with a single in a four-run seventh. The 32-year-old slugger is 8-for-21 (.381) since coming off the disabled list last Sunday.
Jun 13 - 11:16 PM

Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with the game's only RBI in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

With two runners on in the third inning, Napoli delivered an RBI single off O's starter Chris Tillman for what turned out to be the game's only run. Napoli is now 4-for-11 with two RBI, a home run and a stolen base in three games since coming off the disabled list.
Jun 10 - 11:33 PM

In his first game back from the disabled list, Mike Napoli slugged his sixth home run of the season in a victory against the Tigers on Sunday night.

Napoli’s solo blast in the sixth inning was the first home run surrendered by Anibal Sanchez this season. He finished the night 3-for-4 plus a walk and also swiped his first base of the season. By reaching base four times, he now has his on-base percentage up to an impressive .401 for the year.
Jun 8 - 11:48 PM

Red Sox activate 1B Mike Napoli from the 15-day disabled list.

Napoli will return to the Red Sox starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Tigers, hitting fifth against opposing hurler Anibal Sanchez. He returns to a .260/.390/.416 line with five homers and 22 RBI through his first 43 games.
Jun 8 - 7:47 PM

Mike Napoli (finger) is expected to return from the disabled list when first eligible on June 8.

The swelling in Napoli's left ring finger has gone down considerably, and he's expected to resume swinging a bat soon. The first baseman hasn't played since May 23 due to the ailment.
Jun 1 - 11:17 AM

Mike Napoli (finger) could resume swinging a bat within the next few days.

Napoli was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with a sprained left ring finger, an injury that's an after effect of last month's dislocated finger. The swelling in the finger has already gone down, and it's possible Napoli will be ready to return when eligible.
May 29 - 7:00 PM

Red Sox placed 1B Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 24, with a sprained left ring finger.

Napoli dislocated the finger over a month ago and is still having issues with it. Making matters worse is that he also has hamstring and calf soreness as well as lingering flu-like symptoms, so the Red Sox decided it would be best to shut him down for a couple weeks.
May 25 - 11:39 AM

Mike Napoli's (finger) name was not listed on the Red Sox' lineup card prior to Sunday's game.

The Sox had hoped to avoid placing Napoli on the disabled list, but it sounds like they've ultimately decided it was the best course of action. Napoli is still dealing with the effects of his dislocated finger from last month and also has hamstring and calf soreness as well as lingering flu-like symptoms. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined.
May 25 - 11:18 AM

Mike Napoli is expected to miss several games due to a finger injury and other ailments.

Napoli is not in the Red Sox lineup on Saturday and isn't expected to return until Tuesday at the earliest. Mike Carp should continue to hold down the fort at first base in his absence.
May 24 - 2:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Allen Webster
6Brandon Workman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller