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Napoli grateful for warm reception in Boston

Mike Napoli only spent three seasons in Boston, but the first baseman has a World Series ring, forever endearing him to Red Sox fans. Now with the Indians, Napoli felt that appreciation when he received a standing ovation from the Fenway Park crowd Friday night.
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Cleveland Indians Player of the Week: Mike Napoli

Exercise your democratic rights. Mother Nature won as many games as the Indians during the opening week of the season, meaning the Tribe will have a more crowded schedule later on in the year. Looking at the bright side, though, those are two more games the team will get to play after Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall return. Just because there were fewer games doesn't mean...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli gives Red Sox players ride to stadium during snow

A bit of winter weather hit Cleveland on Monday, which caused the game between the Red Sox and Indians to be postponed. Not only were there freezing temperatures, but snow fell at Progressive Field. Prior to arriving at the stadium, a few members of the Red Sox were walking through the streets of Cleveland amid the snowflakes when they saw an old friend. Mike Napoli, who now plays...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians Take Good Gamble On Mike Napoli

Many baseball things happened yesterday. One of them was that Mike Napoli, late of the Angels, Rangers, Red Sox, and, hey, Rangers again, signed a one year, $7 million deal with the Cleveland Indians. Since converting to first base in 2013, Napoli has played there almost exclusively, the exception being a brief though not brief enough cameo in left field with Texas last season...
Via Fangraphs
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox interested in bringing back Mike Napoli?

Mike Napoli embraced everything about Boston during his two-plus seasons with the Red Sox. It left an impression on the organization, which must make a decision regarding first base. Hanley Ramirez currently is slated to be Boston’s starting first baseman in 2016, but the Red Sox reportedly are covering their bases by checking in with Napoli this offseason. Red sox have had...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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

By Cameron McDonough 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...
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Mike Napoli traded from Red Sox to Rangers

By Zach Cox 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...
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

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