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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:37:13 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Mike Napoli had a grand slam and drove in five runs Monday, April 22, and he has 25 RBIs and four home runs in his first 19 games with the team. "The last 10 days his swing has been so compact," manager John Farrell said. "We're 19 games into the season and he's got 25 RBIs, that's what we were hoping he'd be able to do." It was Napoli's fourth career grand slam.
Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:12:31 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said OF/1B Daniel Nava would be the primary option to play first base on days when 1B Mike Napoli is rested or used as the designated hitter. Farrell also said Nava could see plenty of time batting second in the lineup.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:25:34 -0700
The Boston Red Sox would likely use C/1B Mike Napoli or OF Mike Carp as the primary designated hitter if DH David Ortiz (heels, Achilles') isn't ready for opening day.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:43:20 -0800
Boston Red Sox C Mike Napoli (hips) passed a full battery of tests in one inning Friday, March 1, in his Grapefruit League spring debut. He played first, had a single, went from first to third on a double, and scored from third base on a wild pitch without any setbacks.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:04:59 -0800
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (hamstring) threw 40 pitches over two simulated innings against C/1B Mike Napoli (hips) Tuesday, Feb. 26, and felt good. "It felt more comfortable. I've always felt comfortable since we've been throwing off a mound out of the windup," Buchholz said. "Out of the stretch, I started to find a balance point toward the end. I threw 10 extra pitches to get a good feel for it. The last 10 I threw, I was staying on line and able to get to a balance point without jumping to home plate. I felt really good there at the end."
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:51:33 -0800
Boston Red Sox C/1B Mike Napoli (hips) will continue his running program Wednesday, Feb. 27, and play in his first spring game this weekend. DH David Ortiz (Achilles') is about a week behind Napoli, but he's been taking fielding practice. Ortiz is taking things easy until he is fully healthy.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:12:28 -0800
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (hips) will hit in a simulated game against SP Clay Buchholz Tuesday, Feb. 26, and is scheduled to play in the team's spring training game Friday, March 1.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 08:09:16 -0800
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (hips) will make his spring debut Friday, March 1. He'll play first base and get a couple at-bats.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:55:20 -0800
Boston Red Sox C Mike Napoli (hips) was able to run the bases for the first time this spring Sunday, Feb. 24.
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:44:39 -0800
Boston Red Sox C/1B Mike Napoli (hips) is making good progress and could start running the bases Sunday, Feb. 24.