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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.

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Napoli isn't expected to need surgery on either his toe or finger but he may receive aid for his sleep apnea, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports.

Napoli was shut down for the season Thursday due to lingering issues but it appears he will elect to rest and let them heal. The veteran is under contract through the 2015 season with the Red Sox, and will likely continue as the first baseman following a season where he failed to reach 20 home runs for the first time since 2007.

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The Red Sox have shut Napoli (foot) down for the remainder of the season, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Though it's the nagging foot injury that will keep Napoli out of the lineup for his seventh straight game Thursday, he never seemed to find comfort with his finger after dislocating it in April. Manager John Farrell said the injury "definitely had an impact" on Napoli's productivity thereafter, as he finished with a .248 batting average, 17 homers and 55 RBI over 415 at-bats. Napoli will explore offseason finger surgery to correct the issue, but he's expected to be fully healthy for spring training.

Mike Napoli 1B/DH BOS 26 Days

Napoli (foot) will miss his seventh straight game Thursday, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.

Napoli continues to battle a nagging foot injury, and it remains to be seen whether he'll be able to return before the end of the season. In the meantime, Allen Craig will continue to see playing time at first base.

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Napoli (foot) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

Napoli will miss his sixth straight game with a lingering foot injury. There was some hope that he'd be able to return Wednesday, but Allen Craig will start at first in his place.

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Napoli (foot/finger) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays.

There was a chance Napoli could have returned to the lineup Tuesday, but he will get at least one more day to rest his ailments. Daniel Nava will cover first base for the Red Sox on Tuesday night.

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Napoli, who hasn't started a game since Wednesday while dealing with finger and foot injuries, may not return to the lineup until next Tuesday, the Boston Globe reports.

Napoli is hitless in his last 15 at-bats and 7-of-45 (.156) going back to Aug. 27 with two extra-base hits. Napoli's absence provides an opportunity for Allen Craig, who started Saturday, to get regular at-bats.

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Napoli is out of the lineup again Saturday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Manager John Farrell has taken measures to reduce Napoli's workload of late, as a way to manage a few nagging injuries. Napoli's sitting Saturday for the third straight game and it seems he'll be used sparingly over the final week of the season.

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Napoli remains out of the lineup Friday against the Orioles.

Friday's absence will mark Napoli's second in a row and sixth in the team's last 12 games. Allen Craig will draw the start at first base in his absence. Manager John Farrell recently acknowledged that he's cut Napoli's playing time due to a few nagging injuries, namely finger, back and toe ailments that have hindered him on and off throughout much of the season.

Mike Napoli 1B/DH BOS 1 Month

Napoli is not in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Napoli will head back to the bench after starting the first two games of the series in Pittsburgh, with David Ortiz (personal) slotting into the lineup at first base. Manager John Farrell has taken measures to reduce Napoli's workload this month and will continue to do so over the final week, providing maintenance for a couple nagging injuries.