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12 Mike Napoli 1B
Height/Weight: 6-0/220 | Birthdate: 10/31/1981 | Birthplace: Hollywood, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $5,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 74/45 | Average Draft Position: 227.68
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Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli homers in win over Twins


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(12:30 am ET) Mike Napoli of the Red Sox homered Monday in the team's 14-2 win over the Twins, reports MLB.com.

Napoli took an inside pitch and ended up delivering with a broken-bat home run.

"I watched the video on it," said Napoli. "It looked like I got the barrel to it. My at-bat before, when I shot the ball to right field, he kind of got in a little bit on me. That's probably where it broke there."

"It was just a weird feeling," said Napoli. "The bat exploded and it was just kind of sitting there. It's a weird feeling any time you do that. I don't know. I can't really explain it. I was just kind of running around the bases like, 'What just happened?'"

Napoli, 33, hit .248 last season with 17 home runs and 55 RBI.


Ortiz, Napoli return to Red Sox spring lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Red Sox DH David Ortiz (illness) and first baseman Mike Napoli (ankle) returned to the starting spring lineup Thursday against the Twins.

Napoli had been sidelined since March 18, while Ortiz last appeared in a spring game March 16.


Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (ankle) expected to play Sunday or Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli, who was scratched Friday due to ankle inflammation, is expected to be back in the spring lineup Sunday or Monday, manager John Farrell said Saturday.

Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli scratched with sore right ankle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles due to a sore right ankle, according to Comcast SportsNet Northeast. Brock Holt will take over for him at first base.

Napoli told reporters that the injury is not believed to be serious. He is hitting .381 (8 for 21) this spring.


Mike Napoli smacks pair of HRs in Grapefruit game vs. Pirates


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli smacked a pair of home runs and provided Boston's only runs in a 5-2 Grapefruit League loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

Napoli revealed he was "banged up" with toe, finger and back issues last spring. He's now healthy and hitting .467 in Grapefruit League action.

"I mean, I was banged up last year, too," Napoli said, per WEEI. "I was dealing with my toe, my finger, I had some back issues going on, I had a lot of things going on last year. Overall, I'm healthy right now. I've got energy. I'm sleeping at night. It's totally different. The way I feel now to how I did before is good for me."


Farrell: Napoli, Victorino 'full-go' for Red Sox's first full-squad workout


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) 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
(2/23/2015) 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
(2/20/2015) 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
(1/26/2015) 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
(1/15/2015) 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
(11/6/2014) 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
(10/14/2014) 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
(9/25/2014) 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. 


Red Sox pair set to sit again Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Red Sox sluggers David Ortiz (soreness) and Mike Napoli (back, toe, finger) are both absent from the Thursday lineup against visiting Tampa Bay.

Ortiz has played just once since Thursday. Napoli has been out since Sept. 17 and is hitless in his last 14 at-bats.


Mike Napoli remains out Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday.

Napoli is dealing with a finger injury, and has been sidelined since September 17. He's hoping to return to action before the end of the season. Napoli is hitting .248/.370/.419 over 415 at-bats. 


Mike Napoli hopes to play again before end of season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is hopeful he'll be able to play before the end of the season Sunday, MLB.com reports. Napoli has been sidelined for nearly a week with finger, back and toe injuries.

Hitters to sit in Week 25


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Thinking about starting Carl Crawford, Kurt Suzuki, Mike Napoli, Rougned Odor, Trevor Plouffe or Javier Baez in Fantasy Week 25 (Sept. 15-21)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


David Ortiz, Mike Napoli return to lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and first baseman Mike Napoli returned to the lineup Saturday after missing Friday's game against the Royals. Ortiz was held out Friday with a foot injury, while Napoli has dealt with injuries to his finger and toe.

Mike Napoli, David Ortiz both plagued by injuries Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) The Red Sox will hold first baseman Mike Napoli and designated hitter David Ortiz out of the lineup Friday against the Royals due to injuries, the Boston Globe reports. Napoli is nursing injuries to his finger and toe, while Ortiz has been plagued by a foot injury. Both players remain day to day moving forward.

Mike Napoli returns to lineup


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) After missing Sunday's game with nausea, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli returned to the lineup Monday against the Orioles, bumping Allen Craig to the bench. He'll look to pick up where he left off before the illness, batting .400 (6 for 15) with a home run in five September games.

Mike Napoli out of lineup with illness


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) Mike Napoli was not in the Red Sox's starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. He exited Saturday's contest early with nausea.

Allen Craig got the nod at first base in Napoli's absence.


Mike Napoli leaves early with illness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli left Saturday's game against the Blue Jays due to an illness, according to the Providence Journal.

Napoli left prior to the start of the third inning. He singled and scored a run in his only at-bat. He was replaced by Daniel Nava. 


Mike Napoli knocks 17th home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-3 win over the Rays.

Napoli was 0 for 12 in his last three games of August before coming through with a fourth-inning home run Monday. He has hit .251/.371/.433 with 17 home runs and 51 RBI in 386 at-bats.


Mike Napoli hits home run into fifth deck at Rogers Centre


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning Tuesday at Toronto, helping Boston to an 11-7 win. Napoli's home run went into the fifth deck at Rogers Centre, making it the 17th time in stadium history a player has homered into the fifth deck.

"It's always nice to mess around with your teammates and everyone's just going crazy in the dugout," Napoli said, per MLB.com. "But it's just a homer."

Napoli finished 2 for 5 with two runs, one hit by pitch and three strikeouts. He is batting .206 with three doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI, 14 walks, nine runs and 25 strikeouts in 20 August games.


Mike Napoli returns from three-game absence


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is back in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, as expected. Napoli had missed three games due to back spasms, but was feeling better Friday, and expected to be back in the lineup.