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Mike Napoli lands on disabled list with sprained finger

May 25, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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As first relayed by Tim Britton of the Providence Journal, the Red Sox have placed first baseman Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list because of ongoing problems with his sprained left ring finger.

Napoli dislocated the finger on a dive into the second base bag back in mid-April. He initially missed just one game, but discomfort has lingered and he will use this extended to rest to finally get rid of it.

Mike Carp will be the primary fill-in at first base for the defending World Series-champion Red Sox, who are in last place in the American League East standings and have lost nine consecutive games.

Napoli is batting .260/.390/.416 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 43 games this season.

  1. Jack Marshall - May 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    It’s Bobby Valentine’s fault, clearly.

  2. edelmanfanclub - May 25, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Everyones getting hurt on this squad! This is no good. Please don’t be another 2012

    • proudlycanadian - May 25, 2014 at 1:52 PM

      Why not? The lower down they finish, the better their position is in the draft next year. Finish in the bottom 10, the first round pick is protected.

  3. doctornature - May 25, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    I feel for the disabled list. Anything Nap lands on is gonna get hurt.

  4. pgilbert15303 - May 25, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Escobar, tough guy whom’s greatest move is the back peddle… Ha!

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