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Napoli (ankle) returned to action Thursday after missing a week. He went 1-for-2 with a run scored.
In 23 spring at-bats, Napoli is hitting .391.
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Napoli (ankle) could be back in game action by the end of the week, the Boston Herald's Scott Lauber reports.
This is in line with the report from the weekend where Napoli was expected to miss a few days with ankle soreness. Opening Day is now two weeks away, but Napoli could be ready if he can get back into game action soon. Allen Craig serves as a very competent backup option at first base, so Boston will feel no need to rush Napoli if he is not ready.
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Napoli (ankle) is expected to miss a few days, the Boston Herald reports.
After being scratched from Friday's lineup, Napoli will sit a few more days to let the discomfort subside. It sounds like the Red Sox are just taking all of the necessary precautions with their first baseman, as Napoli described the issue as "nothing serious." He still has more than two weeks to gear up for Opening Day.
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Napoli was scratched from Friday's lineup with ankle soreness, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.
We're probably just looking at a blip in the radar as far as Napoli's Opening Day readiness goes. Definitely check back in the next few days to make sure nothing else pops up, but Napoli's had a strong, healthy spring and could be set to improve off his .248 average, 17-homer 2014 season that was limited by injuries.
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Napoli homered twice in Saturday's spring game against the Pirates.
Napoli, who is 7-for-15 in six spring games, is feeling much better this year. First, all those nagging injuries -- a toe, a finger, back issues -- are no longer a hindrance. Second, he's getting a good night's sleep after undergoing facial surgery to correct a sleep apnea problem.
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Napoli (sleep apnea/toe) is a full-go for Wednesday's full-squad workout, The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.
Napoli had November surgery to address his sleep apnea, following an injury-plagued season in which he often struggled with fatigue. He spent six weeks on a liquid diet after the procedure, but he has already regained the weight he lost. Napoli said he expects to be ready for Opening Day, and while the 33-year-old is still worth keeping an eye on, he should be fine for the start of the season. He'll start at first base for a team with a deep stable of hitting, but his playing time should be pretty secure, health permitting.
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Napoli said Saturday that he expects to be ready for Opening Day, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.
The 33-year-old underwent surgery in November to address his sleep apnea, a condition which wore him down last season to the point where he had to leave a lot of games late. In fact, the condition got so bad that he even contemplated retirement. Doctors prescribed him a liquid diet for six weeks following the procedure, and he still doesn't have feeling in parts of his face and lips. However, Napoli was able to begin his offseason workouts more than two weeks ago, and he's reportedly regained all the weight he lost while on the liquid diet.
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Napoli is increasing his physical activity and is expected to be ready for Spring Training.
Napoli underwent a surgery to alleviate his sleep apnea in November and his recovery from that substantial procedure has stunted his offseason workouts up until this point. On top of this, he's trying to recover from lingering finger, toe, and back injuries that plagued him throughout the 2014 season.
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Napoli underwent successful surgery to address his sleep apnea Tuesday morning, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.
Napoli will remain under supervision for the time being but is expected to be released from the hospital later this week. In his age-32 season, Napoli battled through toe and back ailments en route to a .248/.370/.419 batting line in 119 games. His 17 homers were his fewest since 2007, but he improved upon his walk and strikeout rates and his HR/FB rate was three points below his career mark of 19.7 percent.
Mike Napoli 1B BOS 5 Months
Napoli will have surgery to alleviate his ongoing case of sleep apnea, WEEI.com reports. "I've been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career," Napoli wrote in a text to WEEI.com. "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."
The procedure will be performed November 4, and it's the only surgery on tap for Napoli, who battled finger, toe and back injuries in 2014.