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Mike Napoli
AVG HR RBI
.148 3 9
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-1 / 225 NFBC ADP: 219.26
Position: 1BBorn: 10/31/1981 Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 17th Round by Angels (2000)


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Apr. 29 8:19 PM PT9:19 PM MT10:19 PM CT11:19 PM ET23:19 ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST10:49 PM VEN7:19 UAE (+1)10:19 PM CT-Mike Napoli went 0 for 4 Saturday as the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3. He ended the game with a .148 batting average.
Apr. 29 11:27 AM PT12:27 PM MT1:27 PM CT2:27 PM ET14:27 ET18:27 GMT2:27 11:27 AM MST1:27 PM EST1:57 PM VEN22:27 UAE1:27 PM CT-Mike Napoli went 1 for 4 with an RBI Friday as the Texas Rangers fell to the Los Angeles Angels 6-3. He ended the game with a .155 batting average.
Apr. 23 11:47 PM PT12:47 AM MT1:47 AM CT2:47 AM ET2:47 ET6:47 GMT14:47 11:47 PM MST1:47 AM EST2:17 AM VEN10:47 UAE1:47 AM CT-Napoli hit a solo homer Saturday against the Royals.
Analysis: It's been no party so far for Napoli during his return to Texas, as the veteran slugger has struck out 23 times in 68 at-bats and is batting .162. Keep in mind, however, that he hit just .205 last April and still put together a 34-homer, 101-RBI season for Cleveland.
Apr. 19 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Napoli went 0 for 4 in Tuesday's loss at Oakland to drop his early-season average to .148.
Analysis: It's been no party so far for Napoli during his return to Texas, as the veteran slugger is mired in a 2-for-23 slump and has struck out 19 times in 54 at-bats for the year. Keep in mind, however, that he hit just .205 last April and still put together a 34-homer, 101-RBI season for Cleveland.
Apr. 13 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET13:16 ET17:16 GMT1:16 10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST12:46 PM VEN21:16 UAE12:16 PM CT-Napoli homered among his two hits and scored a pair of runs in the Rangers' victory over the Angels on Wednesday.
Analysis: The 35-year-old seems to feel at home in Anaheim, where he spent the first five seasons of his major league career. Napoli is 4 for 9 through the first two games of this series after getting off to a 2-for-22 start with 11 strikeouts.
Feb. 7 11:56 AM PT12:56 PM MT1:56 PM CT2:56 PM ET14:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE1:56 PM CT-Napoli has passed his physical and will be introduced Thursday with an $8.5 million, one-year deal for a third stint with the Texas Rangers.
Analysis: Napoli will be utilized as a first baseman and designated hitter for Texas. He was a member of the Rangers in 2011-12 -- making his lone All-Star team in 2012 -- and again for the latter part of the 2015 campaign. The veteran established career highs of 34 homers and 101 RBIs last season while helping the Cleveland Indians reach the World Series. But he also batted just .239 and struck out a whopping 194 times, second-most in the American League.

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