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Mike Napoli scratched Saturday due to minor groin issue

Mar 10, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT

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From MLB.com’s Joey Nowak comes word that Rangers catcher Mike Napoli had to be scratched from Saturday’s Cactus League game against the White Sox due to a “nagging left groin issue.”

Rangers trainers called the decision “precautionary,” and Rangers manager Ron Washington assured reporters in camp that “there’s no concern.”

Napoli is a little behind the other everyday players at the Rangers’ spring training complex due to a high ankle sprain that he suffered in Game 6 of the World Series. But he’s mostly recovered from that, and this groin thing represents only a minor setback. The 30-year-old slugger should be fine for Opening Day.

Napoli hit .320/.414/.631 with 30 home runs and 75 RBI in 432 plate appearances last season.

  1. phukyouk - Mar 10, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    not good. I once had a nagging groin issue….. so I divorced her.

    • Old Gator - Mar 11, 2012 at 1:15 AM

      I’d say that having a minor groin would be a major issue. Read your spam, Mike.

  2. Utley's Hair - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:44 AM

    A post about Mike Napoli scratching his groin on Saturday? Now THAT’S what we need to be focusing on here, folks!!!!

  3. monkeyjuice313 - Mar 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Hey! The size of his groin isn’t important. Lots of people have minor groins. Right?….guys?

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