Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:55:14 -0800
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli says he has more energy this spring after having surgery in the offseason to correct a severe case of sleep apnea. He isn't feeling sluggish anymore after his condition and nagging injuries left him hitting .248 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI in 2014. "It's been night and day," Napoli 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."
Fantasy Tip: Napoli's renewed energy levels and strength could go a long way in helping restore the power he lost last season. Consider him a deep sleeper at the first base position and keep tabs on him during spring contests.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:53:48 -0800
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (jaw) has already been seen working hard on his endurance, strength and agility at the team's spring complex as he recovers from reconstructive jaw surgery to correct sleep apnea.
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:26:46 -0800
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (jaw, toe, finger) hit in the cages Friday, Feb. 6, and he's confident that he'll be ready for the start of the season.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:49:34 -0800
In a radio interview with WEEI, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said he is leaning towards having OF Hanley Ramirez bat cleanup behind DH David Ortiz, with 3B Pablo Sandoval batting fifth and 1B Mike Napoli batting sixth. "The one thing that clearly stands out is we have balance left- and right-handed," Farrell said. "I have always liked David in the No. 3 hole. You know he is going to come up in the first inning. I think Hanley gives David some protection behind him. Then you start to create some protection, and we want to keep Sandoval on the left side of the plate as much as possible - so if you sandwich him in between Ramirez and Napoli, you start to have a formidable middle of the order where you're going left-right-left-right all the way through there."
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:20:20 -0800
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli underwent successful surgery to address his sleep apnea Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:59:25 -0700
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (jaw) will undergo Bimaxillary Advancement surgery on his jaw to alleviate sleep apnea Nov. 4.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:14:36 -0700
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (toe, finger) isn't expected to have surgery on his toe or finger this offseason. DH David Ortiz (wrist) will receive treatment on his left wrist now that the season is over.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:04:31 -0700
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli will be treated for a worsening case of sleep apnea this offseason.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:17:08 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Brock Holt (concussion) and 1B Mike Napoli (finger, toe) have been shut down for the remainder of the season, according to the team.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:07:49 -0700
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (finger, toe) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 25. Napoli last played Wednesday, Sept. 17.