Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli scratched with sore right ankle

Rob Bradford
March 20, 2015 - 8:28 am
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A full offseason of activity, along with a month of spring training, seemingly finally has 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 it pretty much in camp and just got a little right ankle soreness. I was able to hit [Friday]. I'm going to be able to hit the next couple of days but I'm just going to let it be, rest up and then get back out." Napoli is 8-for-21 (.321) with two home runs in Grapefruit League action this spring training. "Everything is good, but to keep on trying to play through it right now is probably not the smartest thing to do," said the first baseman, who noted the ailment had nothing to do with his toe injury of a year ago. "I feel good. I'll let it calm down and get back there." He added, "With my offseason and everything, I've been cramming a lot of stuff in. I've been working out a lot. I was able to run a lot in the offseason, running in cleats. I've played three days in a row twice already. But just let it be for a little bit. It's not serious, but I just want to go out and play, not have to worry about it."

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