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Mike Napoli is looking to return to form in 2015. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
February 23, 2015 - 5:38 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox haven't even had their first full squad workout but already Mike Napoli feels like a new man. The slugger who had offseason surgery to address severe sleep apnea can feel an increase in energy and motivation when he heads to the ballpark. "It's been night and day,"...
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Mike Napoli
February 20, 2015 - 8:14 am
Mike Napoli joined Rob Bradford and Mike Mutnansky on the Hot Stove show on Thursday to talk about his thoughts on the Red Sox entering spring training, as well as his career and the Patriots' Super Bowl victory. To hear the interview, go to the WEEI audio on demand page . Napoli has suffered from...
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December 31, 2014 - 6:13 am
This past year was not always the most friendly to Boston-area teams, but that did not mean 2014 was not without the excitement of thrilling games. The Red Sox battled through a rebuilding season, while the Patriots and Bruins excelled and played in many important games, including the playoffs. The...
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Clay Buchholz will have what GM Ben Cherington described as a minor right knee procedure. (Getty Images)
September 29, 2014 - 10:03 am
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington announced that right-hander Clay Buchholz was expected to undergo a minor right knee procedure to repair his meniscus by head team orthopedist Dr. Peter Asnis. Cherington said that Buchholz had been dealing with the issue on and off for some time, though the discomfort...
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Mike Petraglia
July 20, 2014 - 7:43 am
Xander Bogaerts and Mike Napoli will get the day off from the starting lineup as the Red Sox look for the three-game sweep of the Royals against hard-throwing righthander Yordano Ventura . Shane VIctorino is playing in his second straight game with Boston, and fourth consecutive overall, dating...
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July 19, 2014 - 7:47 pm
One of the staples of last year'€™s championship season for the Red Sox has once again become a recurring theme over the first two contests of this brief three-game homestand against the Royals: Contributions from up and down the Boston roster. Whether it be Xander Bogaerts' and Jonny Gome s'€Â...
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July 19, 2014 - 5:50 pm
Entering Saturday'€™s game against the Royals, the Red Sox had only scored two runs over starter Rubby De La Rosa '€™s last four starts, equaling out to an unsightly 0.73 run support average. Boston was able to double that run total on Saturday night, and while two runs isn'€™t much, it was...
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July 16, 2014 - 8:40 pm
With Jon Lester  and Koji Uehara the lone All-Star representatives in Minnesota for the Red Sox (besides the coaching staff), many members of the team had a chance to relax before the grind of the second half of the season gets underway. Some decided to share their activities on social media...
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June 29, 2014 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK -- It was a spontaneous moment in response to a pivotal moment in a game. Mike Napoli , who had swung and missed at what seemed like 87 splitters from Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka , jumped on an elevated 96 mph fastball on the outer part of the plate from the New York ace and lined...
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June 28, 2014 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK -- Through eight innings of a 1-1 tie, it had been a difficult night for Mike Napoli at the plate. The first baseman had stepped to the plate three times against Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka without putting a ball in play. He walked once and struck out twice, both times on...
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