Monday, November 25, 2013

Mike Napoli On Boston: 'I Do Want To Play Here'

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In an interview with's Rob Bradford, Mike Napoli once again made clear his desire to stay in Boston. Said Napoli: "I’m just being patient, seeing my options. I do want to play here. You just have to go through that whole process and see what’s going to go on." What are the chances of him playing first base again for The Carmine Hose?: "I’ve got a great relationship with Ben [Cherington] and this whole organization. Hopefully it will come down to something where I come back here. But it’s part of the process. Some teams have needs. Of course I’m going to have my ears open. That’s part of free agency." After the World Series, Napoli had additional MRIs done on his troublesome hips, but results showed no changes—and perhaps some improvement.