Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mike Napoli Cleared For Game Action On Friday

Mike Napoli has been cleared to play in Friday's Grapefruit League game. The news came after the first-baseman had completed running drills for the first time this Spring and come through without any ill effects to his injured hips. Napoli's bat will be sorely needed in the middle of the Red Sox lineup if they are to seriously contend—especially if David Ortiz is not 100% recovered from his Achilles injury. Said Napoli, "It was my muscles and legs, just getting them in shape. I haven't thought once about my hips in anything I've done."