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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||470.00||24.00||.249||72.00||65.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||51||15||4|| .397|| .608|| .294|
|vs Pineda (Career)||5||1||0|| .200||.429||.200|
|vs RHP||305||70||13|| .339|| .400|| .230|
|Last 10 Games|
Farrell: Napoli, Victorino 'full-go' for Red Sox's first full-squad workout
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/24/15) Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Shane Victorino are all "full-go" for his club's first full-squad workout on Wednesday, per the Boston Globe. Napoli had offseason surgery to correct a sleep apnea condition, and Victorino had offseason back surgery back in August.
Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli reenergized after apnea surgery
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/23/15) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli had offseason surgery to correct a sleep apnea condition, and he's arrived at spring training as a new man.
"I'm getting a lot of sleep. I'm energized, it's been good," he told Boston.com. "It's been night and day," he said. "Just my energy level. When I wake up and when I get out of bed and get my day started. Before I'd lay in bed until like one o'clock. It's totally different."
The improved sleep patterns gave Napoli more energy for offseason workouts, and he thinks it will improve his ability to recover as the season wears on.
Napoli hit .248 with 17 home runs and 55 RBi last season.
Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli 'would love' to finish career in Boston
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/15) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli, who is entering the last year of a two-year, $32 million contract, told reporters he hopes to extend his stay in Boston, according to the Boston Herald.
Napoli underwent facial reconstruction surgery to correct a lifelong battle with sleep apnea this winter, which made him consider retirement. Napoli now wants end his career with the Red Sox.
"I'd love to finish my career here," Napoli said. "And with this surgery, I think it's going to put a lot of years on my career, just being able to stay healthy, my body recouping. We've got a good team, and I like it so much here. It fits me well."
Napoli slashed .240/.370/.419 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI in 415 at-bats last season, marking the first time since 2007 he failed to hit 20 home runs.
Sleep apnea almost caused Red Sox's Mike Napoli to retire
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(1/26/15) Dealing with sleep apnea almost caused Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli to retire prematurely from baseball, reports the Boston Globe.
"I couldn't do it anymore, feeling the way I was feeling," Napoli said. "I was like, 'I need to have the surgery or I'm not going play anymore.' That's how bad it was."
During the offseason, Napoli underwent facial reconstruction surgery to correct the condition, which was preventing him from getting a proper night of rest.
"It was a brutal process," Napoli said. "It was probably one of the worse things I've ever done."
With the surgery a success and Napoli recovered from losing weight due to a six-week liquid diet, Napoli is now sleeping better than he ever has.
Before the surgery, Napoli turned to medication, mouthpieces and a CPAP mask, but said those problems are now behind him.
"I wake up now and I'm ready to start my day," he said. "It's great."
Red Sox's Napoli back up to 230 pounds, to resume hitting Friday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/15/15) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli, who underwent surgery in November to address sleep apnea, is expected to resume hitting Friday, agent Brian Greiper told The Boston Globe. Grieper added Napoli is back up to 230 pounds after losing weight following the surgery because he was unable to eat.
Aside from dealing with sleep apnea, Napoli also dealt with injuries to his finger, toe, knee and back in 2014. He was limited to 119 games last season, batting .248 with 17 home runs, 20 doubles and 55 RBI. Napoli hit .259 with 23 home runs, 38 doubles and 82 RBI in 2013.
|2014 summary: Mike Napoli remained one of the majors' most patient and powerful hitters, but injuries, strikeouts and possibly some bad luck prevented him from finishing the season as one of Fantasy's 30 most productive first basemen. Due to finger, toe and back injuries, Napoli was limited to 119 games with the Red Sox. That cut down on his run producing opportunities, as did his third straight season with a strikeout per at-bat ratio over 30 percent. Still, Napoli's 16 percent walk rate helped him build a .370 on-base percentage, and if a few more of his deep flies had travelled just a little farther, he could have had his seventh straight 20-homer season.
Playing time status: Napoli's shift from catcher to first base hasn't done that much for his playing time; he has played just 258 games over the last two seasons. A 140-game season may be the best we can hope for him.
2015 outlook: Look for Napoli to improve his home run and run production totals, but strikeouts will limit his batting average and overall Fantasy value enough that he can be avoided in standard mixed leagues.
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