Will you chant 'Nap-o-li' tonight?
David Ortiz, leads the league in extra-base hits (22) and RBIs (31). That includes a league-leading 15 doubles.
Napoli battled injuries last season and ended up hitting just .227 with 24 homers and 56 RBIs in 108 games. The Rangers decided not to give Napoli a one-year, $13.3 million qualifying offer and Napoli agreed to a 3-year, $39 million deal with the Red Sox. But his hip condition changed everything after his physical and eventually the Red Sox signed him to a one-year, $5 million deal. It sure looks like a steal for the Red Sox right now.
|Former Rangers catcher Mike Napoli joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to talk about his return to Arlington, what it's like being a member of the Boston Red Sox and his fondest moments in a Rangers uniform.
So when Napoli is introduced for that first plate appearance, will you start chanting "NAP-O-LI, NAP-O-LI" as he steps in?
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