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Mike Napoli suffers dislocated left ring finger

Apr 16, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

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From Tim Britton of the Providence Journal comes word that Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was removed from Tuesday night’s series-opener against the White Sox with a dislocation of his left ring finger. X-rays were taken immediately and the results came back negative, meaning he does not have a fracture.

Napoli suffered the injury while diving into the second base bag after advancing on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning. The dislocation was reset and the hope is that Napoli will be fine in a couple of days.

Mike Carp will likely start at first on Wednesday.

  1. 1harrypairatesties - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    I was watching the game & I can tell you fingers aren’t supposed to look like that.

  2. missthemexpos - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Saw it on the evening sports news and of course when they said you may want to look away at this next highlight I just had to take a look.

    • kruegere - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:40 AM

      Is there a Mr. Them Expos?

  3. Earnest Christian - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Reblogged this on The OpinioNation | Sports and Pop Culture.

  4. mc1439 - Apr 16, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    Hey George Springer was called up!! Where’s the article???? jk just excited!!! we so excited!!!

    • renaado - Apr 16, 2014 at 5:36 AM

      Certainly a young player the Astros needed in their lineup.

  5. bilunov77 - Apr 16, 2014 at 3:37 AM

    Reblogged this on GLOBAL HARDWARE (GH) à paris sur SOCIETE.COM ….

    • renaado - Apr 16, 2014 at 6:23 AM

      Well this is rather rare… Based on this language text it seems to be French.

  6. mikhelb - Apr 16, 2014 at 5:06 AM

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: runners should always slide feet first. When a runner slides head first they lose time and momentum to keep moving towards the next base if there is an errant throw.

    A wise baserunner could even plant his foot before reaching the base if he sees an infielder catching the ball and moving his glove to apply a sweep tag, that way the runner will stop, allow the sweep to pass by without touching his foot and then move to tag the base before being put out (Rubén Sierra and Tim Raines from time to time did that, or a variation of it, moving their whole body out of the path to reach the base behind an infielder’s back who is blocking a base fielding a throw, known in spanish as ‘the hand fan sweep’).

    • fleaman1381 - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:38 AM

      Completely agree with the slide feet first thing. The pros out weigh the cons, with the cons being a few players stating they feel they get to the base faster (which I disagree with).

      But still… is it just being reported more this season? Or is there an abnormal amount of injuries due to headfirst slides this year? I don’t know, maybe I just didn’t pay enough attention in the past.

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