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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%: 80/53 | Average Draft Position: 173.84
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Mike Napoli hits home run into fifth deck at Rogers Centre


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:39 am ET) 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.

Mike Napoli expected back Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is expected back Saturday, according to ESPN.

Napoli is dealing with back spasms. He's missed two games due to the injury. Napoli is hitting .266/.385/.446 over 354 at-bats. 


Back injury still keeping Mike Napoli sidelined


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is still out of the lineup Friday against the Mariners, as he continues to deal with back spasms. He has missed the team's last three games now, and remains day to day moving forward through the team's weekend series against the Mariners. 

Red Sox missing punch in middle of lineup Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) The Red Sox will be without designated hitter David Ortiz (soreness), third baseman Will Middlebrooks (hamstring) and first baseman Mike Napoli (back) for Thursday's game against the Angels, as all three are out of the starting lineup. They remain day to day collectively moving forward. 

Mike Napoli dealing with back spasms


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is dealing with back spasms, according to the Providence Journal

Napoli is not available for Wednesday's game due to the injury. The club called up Alex Hassan as a possible replacement. Napoli has not been placed on the disabled list, so there's a chance he's just day-to-day for now. 


Mike Napoli connects for third August home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli drove in three runs during a 5-4 win Wednesday at Cincinnati. He had one RBI when he reached on a fielder's choice in the first inning and added two more RBI on a home run in the fifth inning that put Boston ahead 5-3.

Napoli, who has 15 home runs, homered for the third time in 11 August games. However, he is batting .206 (7 for 34) this month. Napoli does have two doubles and seven RBI in August.


Mike Napoli slugs 14th home run Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli went 1 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 4-2 win over the Angels Friday.

After the two teams combined for five runs in the third inning, Napoli gave the Red Sox an insurance run with his fifth-inning blast. It was his fourth home run of the second half as well as his second home run in August. Napoli has hit .272/.385/.457 with 14 home runs and 40 RBI in 324 at-bats.


Mike Napoli goes deep in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli proved a finger injury is not limiting Saturday, as he went deep in a 6-4 loss to the Yankees.  

Napoli had just one hit, but it was a big one, as he slugged a two-run home run in the second inning to build an early lead. He finished the game 1 for 3 with one run scored, two driven in, and one walk.

Napoli has been stuck in big of a slump recently, hitting just .172 with one home run over the last nine games. He is hitting .269/.387/.448 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 87 games overall this season.  


Mike Napoli a no-go Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Scuffling Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is out of the Tuesday lineup against Toronto. Mike Carp is starting at that spot instead.

Napoli has just three hits in his last 19 at-bats with no runs or RBI. But he still boasts a strong stat line of .272/.389/.443 on the season.


Hitters to start in Week 18


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/27/2014) Need a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 18 (July 28-Aug. 3)? You won't find one much better than Austin Jackson. Of course, he's not the only "start" for the week. Stephen Vogt, Mike Napoli, Emilio Bonifacio, Chase Headley and Jed Lowrie also fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Mike Napoli homers in three-hit night Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli went 3 for 5 with a double, a solo home run and three runs scored in his team's 14-1 win over the Blue Jays Monday.

Napoli has homered in back-to-back games while reaching base six times and scoring five runs. He had been relatively quiet in July before the break, but he's 7 for 12 since the break, giving him a .280/.398/.462 line with 12 home runs and 36 RBI in 279 at-bats.


Mike Napoli absent from Sunday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will not get a chance Sunday to extend his four-game hitting streak unless he pinch-hits. He is out of the lineup with Mike Carp taking his place.

Napoli has six hits in his last 14 at-bats, including a home run to help his team beat Kansas City on Saturday.


Mike Napoli smacks 11th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli went 2 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 2-1 win over the Royals Saturday.

Napoli has strung together back-to-back two-hit games coming out of the break, but Saturday's home run was his first of the month. He has hit .274/.395/.445 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 274 at-bats.


Hitters to start in Week 15


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/6/2014) Looking for a sleeper for Fantasy Week 15 (July 7-13)? Yan Gomes, Mike Napoli, Scooter Gennett, Lonnie Chisenhall, Andrelton Simmons and Kole Calhoun might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Mike Napoli gets on base four times in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli reached base four times Wednesday, in a 16-9 loss to the Cubs.

Napoli, who walked twice to extend his streak to seven games with at least one free pass drawn, also went 2 for 4 at the plate. He drove in one run and struck out once in the loss.

Napoli has drawn 45 walks in 66 games, after drawing 73 in 139 games a year ago. He is hitting .277/.397/.460 in 235 at-bats, with 10 home runs and 32 RBI.  


Mike Napoli slugs decisive home run in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli went 1 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 2-1 win over the Yankees Saturday.

Napoli broke a 1-1 tie with his ninth-inning home run, which was his third blast in his last five games. He has hit .275/.390/.459 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI in 222 at-bats.


Mike Napoli slugs ninth home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli went 2 for 3 with a double and a solo home run in his team's 12-3 loss to the Mariners Monday.

Napoli had the only two extra-base hits for the Red Sox as they struggled offensively against Felix Hernandez. The first baseman has hit .274/.386/.453 with nine home runs and 30 RBI in 212 at-bats.


Hitters to sit in Week 13


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/22/2014) Thinking about starting Derek Norris, Mike Napoli, Scooter Gennett, Yangervis Solarte, Jean Segura or Dexter Fowler in Fantasy Week 13 (June 23-29)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


David Ortiz, Mike Napoli hit back-to-back HRs in win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) David Ortiz and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back homers in the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday, sending Boston to a 2-1 win.

The heart of the Red Sox order was set to face Casey Fien in the bottom of the 10th with Twins closer Glen Perkins unvailable due to a sore back. Dustin Pedroia began the inning with a fly out to right field before Ortiz connected for his 16th home run and Napoli won the game with his seventh home run.


Mike Napoli reaches three times Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli reached three times Friday against the Indians.

Napoli walked in his first plate appearance. His second time up, he clubbed a double. He added a single in his next at-bat. Napoli finished 2 for 3, with one run and two RBI. Napoli is hitting .274/.398/.434 over 175 at-bats.


Mike Napoli goes deep in first game back from injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli picked up right where he left off in his first game back from the disabled list on Sunday, homering in a 5-3 win over the Tigers in Detroit.

Napoli singled twice and took starter Anibal Sanchez deep for a solo home run in the sixth inning. He finished 3 for 4 with one run scored and one RBI. He is hitting .272 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 158 at-bats.

Mike Napoli activated from disabled list Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was officially activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game against Detroit. Napoli is hitting fifth in the order. He batted .260 in 154 at-bats before a finger injury.

Mike Napoli won't need rehab stint before Sunday return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed that first baseman Mike Napoli will not require a minor-league rehab assignment and is slated to be activated on Sunday, the Boston Globe reports.

Napoli has been sidelined with a finger injury. He batted .260 in 154 at-bats before the injury.

Mike Napoli expects to be activated once DL stint ends


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli expects to be activated as soon as he's available, according to the Boston Herald

Napoli is dealing with a finger injury, but it doesn't seem serious. He's eligible to come off the disabled list next Sunday, and intends to do so. Napoli is hitting .260 in 154 at-bats.