Mike Napoli Ready to Move Past Injury, Contract Issues, Focus on Transition to First Base (Video)


Of the Red Sox’ numerous offseason acquisitions, Mike Napoli may be the most intriguing.

The former Texas Ranger, who finally signed a one-year deal with Boston after extensive negotiations, will be making the transition from catcher to first base this season, as the Sox are loaded with talent behind the plate.

Napoli has played first base in the past, and told reporters at the Red Sox’ Spring Training facility in Fort Myers that he has confidence in his ability to make the transition in stride.

“That’s what I’m doing right now,” he said. “I’m going to come out every day and take ground balls, get comfortable over there and work hard at it. I’m going to try to become the best I can over there and go from there.”

See more from Boston’s new first baseman in the video above.

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