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Mike Napoli back in starting lineup after resting due to plantar fascitis in left foot

Aug 24, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

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According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Mike Napoli is back in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Dodgers after resting for the past six games due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Napoli aggravated the injury while legging out a double last Friday against the Yankees and has only appeared as a defensive replacement with the Red Sox playing under National League rules this week. Plantar fasciitis is known to be a nagging injury, so Red Sox manager John Farrell said they’ll continue to monitor his condition moving forward.

“One thing Mike has been good about is just expressing when days have been a little more symptomatic than others,” Farrell said. “All the tests and all the therapy that he’s gotten, we don’t feel it’s to the point where it’s going to take him out of the lineup long-term. Just got to continue to monitor it, manage it day-to-day, and he’s doing a good job of it.”

Napoli is hitting just .189 with four homers and 36 strikeouts in 105 plate appearances since the All-Star break. The Red Sox will have to hope that the extended rest will get him back on track offensively.

  1. mudhead123 - Aug 24, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Does Boston require their players to look homeless?

    • sidelineshot - Aug 24, 2013 at 8:21 PM

      Good one !

    • jcmeyer10 - Aug 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM

      The Yankees require a player to shave. The Red Sox require you to try your best to look like Brian Wilson.

      That or their sponsorship deal with Gillette went sour and they are out of razors.

  2. historiophiliac - Aug 24, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Oh, my God, he’s got the Pujols!!!!!!!

  3. sampleskaren - Aug 25, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    what Marcus implied I didn’t know that a stay at home mom able to get paid $4252 in 4 weeks on the computer. have you read ★★★

    • jcmeyer10 - Aug 25, 2013 at 8:33 AM

      At least the numbers are becoming more believable.

  4. eanxdivr - Aug 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    I hope Napoli can work through this. I have it, and it is a bitch!

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