|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||490.00||25.00||.245||88.00||77.00||0.00|
|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|
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.
Mike Napoli undergoes successful surgery for sleep apnea
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(11/6/14) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli underwent successful surgery Tuesday to correct sleep apnea, according to FOXSports.com.
The surgery is expected to keep Napoli hospitalized for a few days, but will not affect his 2015 season.
In 2014, Napoli hit .240/.370/.419 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI.
Mike Napoli to undergo surgery for sleep disorder
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/14/14) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is slated to undergo surgery in early November to alleviate sleep apnea, WEEI.com reports.
"I’ve been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career," Napoli wrote in a text. "I’ve tried numerous things and none of them worked. Dental mouth piece, CPAP machine, medicines … It’s just gotten to the point where I have to get this done."
Napoli also dealt with injuries to his finger, toe and back this season, but he isn't scheduled for any further surgery. He hit .240/.370/.419 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI in 415 at-bats this season, marking the first time since 2007 he has failed to collect 20 home runs.
Mike Napoli may not play again
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/25/14) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli may not play again this season, according to CSNNE.com.
Napoli is dealing with toe, back and finger injuries. Napoli has not played since September 17. He's hitting .248/.370/.419 over 415 at-bats.
|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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