Napoli Returns to Rangers

August 8, 2015

Yesterday the Boston Red Sox traded Mike Napoli to the Texas Rangers. Napoli played previously with the Rangers from 2011 and 2012. He started his major league career in 2006 with the Los Angeles Angels.

Napoli has been struggling at the plate this season, batting just .207 with a .307 on-base percentage. In 98 games, he's had 68 hits, 18 doubles, and 13 home runs. He's fared better defensively at first base with a .993 fielding percentage in 96 games.

Napoli had his best season in 2011 when he was with the Rangers. That season, he batted .320 with a .414 on-base percentage. He hit 25 doubles and 30 home runs in 113 games in 2011.

Napoli first joined the Red Sox in 2013. He signed a two-year, $32 million contract with the team in December, 2013. He was plagued with injuries last season that limited his playing time to 119 games.

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