Mike Napoli’s Move Down in Batting Order May Seem Ominous, But Lineup Shuffle Has Silver Lining (Video)

Mike Napoli‘s bat has been very uncharacteristic as of late, and the Red Sox have done some lineup shuffling to compensate.

Napoli has played well defensively but has struggled mightily at the plate, so manager John Farrell bumped Napoli from his usual No. 5 spot in the batting order down to No. 7 for Wednesday night’s matchup against the Blue Jays. Napoli still has the chance to get hot heading down the stretch, and NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks down the silver lining in Napoli’s drop in the batting order.

Check it out in the above video.

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