Thursday, April 19, 2018

Former Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli Suffers A "Significant" Knee Injury In Minors

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UPDATE: Napoli injury could be career-ending.
Mike Napoli, a key member of the Bearded Band Of Brothers that brought Boston the 2013 World Series Championship, has suffered a serious knee injury in a minor-league game. According to Indians manager (and former Red Sox skipper) Terry Francona, Napoli "suffered a significant knee injury", while playing for Cleveland's AAA affiliate on Tuesday night. The first-baseman was carted off the diamond in Columbus after attempting to field a foul popup. In February, the 36-year-old signed a minor-league deal with The Tribe. In the 2013 ALCS, Napoli hit .300, with 2 HRs in the six games of the series. We wish Mike a speedy recovery and quick return to play.