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Over the Monster Mar 26, 2015

Red Sox vs. Twins lineup: David Ortiz, Mike Napoli return

The Red Sox' injury concerns are (mostly) clearing up, as David Ortiz and Mike Napoli make their return to the lineup Thursday afternoon. David Ortiz and Mike Napoli are both back in action with better than a week to spare, batting third and sixth respectively as the Red Sox take on the Twins in JetBlue Park. Mookie Betts, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Hanley Ramirez, LF Pablo Sandoval, 3B Mike Napoli, 1B Shane Victorino, RF Xander Bogaerts, SS Humberto Quintero, C Starting Pitcher -- Wade Miley The Red Sox had been pretty clear that the injuries Napoli and Ortiz were dealing...

Amazing what you can learn here

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort, where Wednesday’s day off for the Sons of John Farrell afforded an opportunity to spend some time with the 2015 Red Sox meda guide, which features a great cover shot of David Ortiz flanked by Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, all three looking relaxed and as happy as can be. Hard to believe, but of the three of them, Ortiz will be the one drawing the smallest salary this season -- Ramirez will be paid $19 million, Sandoval $17 million and Ortiz $16 million, the same salary the Sox are paying Mike Napoli.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 20, 2015

Mike Napoli scratched with sore right ankle

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A full offseason of activity, along with a month of spring training, has seemingly finally caught up to Mike Napoli. The Red Sox first baseman was scratched from his team’s lineup against the Orioles at JetBlue Park Friday with a sore right ankle. “Nothing serious,” Napoli said. “I’ve been getting after […]

Notes: A refreshed Napoli goes deep twice

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Some notes from the Fort, on a day when Mike Napoli showed what being rested and healthy can mean for the Red Sox. Napoli blasted two no-doubt homers in his only two at-bats of a 5-2 Red Sox loss to the Pirates before a crowd of 9,770 at JetBlue Park. In 2014 he dealt with nagging injuries, but the biggest problem may have been sleep apnea, which prevented him from getting proper rest. Handling a normal job without proper rest would be tough, but Napoli is a major league baseball player.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 13, 2015

Good news for Red Sox: Mike Napoli is having some really funky dreams

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The benefits of Mike Napoli’s sleep apnea surgery haven’t been hard to find. He has said his workouts have been better. And the first baseman looks solid both at the plate and in the field thus far in spring training. Prior to getting the start Friday night against the Yankees, Napoli […]
Full Count | WEEI Mar 3, 2015

Here are your Red Sox lineups for first spring training games

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Read into this what you must, but here are the starting lineups for the Red Sox seven-inning games against Northeastern and Boston College: Game 1 vs. Northeastern: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Mike Napoli 1B, Shane Victorino RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, […]
Over the Monster Mar 2, 2015

Red Sox should make Mike Napoli their next David Ortiz

No one can replace David Ortiz, but Mike Napoli could take his place in more ways than one. Mike Napoli wants to finish his career with the Red Sox. The Red Sox should want Napoli to finish his career in Boston. It's not as simple as handing the 33-year-old first baseman a long-term contract, though, mostly because the words in the first half of that sentence are scary even before bringing up the whole degenerative hip thing. There are reasons to keep Napoli around long-term, though, and the Sox even have a contract model they can base their decision on, thanks to their treatment of David...
Full Count | WEEI Feb 28, 2015

Mike Napoli pulling for ex-teammate Josh Hamilton

Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli spent two years in Texas with Josh Hamilton when the outfielder was at the height of his powers. He knows what a tremendous talent Hamilton is on the field, which made the news about Hamilton’s looming suspension ‘€“ reportedly for a drug relapse involving cocaine and alcohol ‘€“ all […]

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