mike napoli

June 12, 2014 - 9:48 pm
The ball was well struck off the bat of Indians center fielder Michael Bourn , but Jackie Bradley Jr. initially did not see it that way. In fact, from Bradley's vantage point, a shade toward left-center field, the center fielder thought that the 92 mph fastball from Jon Lester jammed Bourn. Bradley...
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June 04, 2014 - 2:21 pm
The 2014 MLB amateur draft begins Thursday. Years after being drafted, members of the Red Sox shared their draft day memories and the excitement of realizing their dreams of playing professionally. Jonny Gomes: Drafted by Rays in 18th round, 2001 Gomes didn't have set plans to play baseball in...
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Rob Bradford
May 24, 2014 - 9:30 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The road continues to get more difficult for the Red Sox . Entering Saturday's game against Tampa Bay ace David Price and stuck in an eight-game skid, the Red Sox will be without one of their best right-handed power bats as Mike Napoli will sit out with an injured finger...
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Rob Bradford
May 23, 2014 - 7:37 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Mike Napoli isn'€™t using it as an excuse, but he also has come to grips with what has become an uncomfortable reality. More than a month since dislocating his left ring finger, Mike Napoli is still dealing being forced to deal with what was, at the time, a gruesome...
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May 21, 2014 - 3:58 pm
The Red Sox lineup has a different look to it after scoring just 10 runs over their last five games, all of which they'€™ve lost. With right-hander Drew Hutchison on the mound for the Blue Jays, manager John Farrell moved Grady Sizemore to the leadoff spot while shifting Shane Victorino down to...
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Rob Bradford
May 11, 2014 - 1:57 pm
The Red Sox finally cleared the hurdle. With their 5-2 win over the Rangers Sunday, the Red Sox find themselves with their first winning record (19-18) since April 3. The victory also allowed the Sox to claim their third straight series, having gotten the upper hand on Oakland and Cincinnati coming...
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May 04, 2014 - 7:25 am
Edward Mujica will not need a trip to the disabled-list -- for now. The right-hander felt oblique discomfort while warming up during the eighth inning of Saturday's 6-3 victory over the A's that left him unable to pitch the ninth. He is day-to-day and will use Sunday and Monday's off-day as an...
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Mike Petraglia
April 21, 2014 - 12:30 pm
There's very little that can truly scare Mike Napoli . Sleeping on the bottom bunk of bed that has a grown man and starting pitcher on top qualifies. Monday was one of those truly bizarre days at Fenway, thanks to the unkind schedule-maker and MLB that had the Red Sox play a nationally televised...
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Mike Petraglia
April 21, 2014 - 6:25 am
Whenever you can hear an injury from the dugout, you immediately fear the worst. But John Farrell can breathe a little bit easier after Mike Napoli came downstairs from spending the night in the Red Sox clubhouse and reported he was good to go and bat cleanup for the Red Sox after taking a Darren O...
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April 20, 2014 - 1:51 pm
Win or lose Sunday night, it is unlikely that the Red Sox get a good night'€™s sleep. With Sunday'€™s game starting at 7 p.m. and Marathon Monday'€™s beginning at 11:05 a.m., there will not be much of a turnaround between games. Farrell insisted that the team will not be looking ahead to...
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