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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: 173.84
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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.

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.