Mike Napoli Injury: Updates on Red Sox 1B's Finger and Return

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 16, 2014

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Updates from Thursday, April 17

The Red Sox have confirmed Mike Napoli is in the lineup for tonight's game:

Updates from Wednesday, April 16

ESPN's Gordon Edes has an update on Napoli's finger:

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The Boston Red Sox lost to the Chicago White Sox Tuesday to the tune of 2-1, but they had more pressing long-term concerns in mind than an April loss. 

Tim Britton of the Providence Journal alerted fans to the developments regarding Mike Napoli:

Napoli injured his finger when diving into second base in the ninth inning. Fortunately for Red Sox fans, it doesn’t appear as if the injury is too serious, and we may even see him play during Wednesday’s game. 

Scott Lauber of The Boston Herald provided even more details on the first baseman’s health:

Napoli was 1-for-3 on the day before being replaced by Dustin Pedroia as a pinch runner. Napoli has gotten off to an impressive start on the young season and is hitting .302 with three home runs and nine RBI.

Boston is a disappointing 5-9 thus far, so it would serve the team well if it can keep one of its hotter hitters in the middle of the lineup going forward. Check back for more updates as they develop.