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Rotowire: Feb 24 / 9:48a ET
News: Napoli (sleep apnea/toe) is a full-go for Wednesday's full-squad workout, The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.
Impact: Napoli had November surgery to address his sleep apnea, following an injury-plagued season in which he often struggled with fatigue. He spent six weeks on a liquid diet after the procedure, but he has already regained the weight he lost. Napoli said he expects to be ready for Opening Day, and while the 33-year-old is still worth keeping an eye on, he should be fine for the start of the season. He'll start at first base for a team with a deep stable of hitting, but his playing time should be pretty secure, health permitting.
Rotowire: Jan 24 / 2:33p ET
News: Napoli (toe) said Saturday that he expects to be ready for Opening Day, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: The 33-year-old underwent surgery in November to address his sleep apnea, a condition which wore him down last season to the point where he had to leave a lot of games late. In fact, the condition got so bad that he even contemplated retirement. Doctors prescribed him a liquid diet for six weeks following the procedure, and he still doesn't have feeling in parts of his face and lips. However, Napoli was able to begin his offseason workouts more than two weeks ago, and he's reportedly regained all the weight he lost while on the liquid diet.
Rotowire: Dec 8 / 8:30p ET
News: Napoli is increasing his physical activity and is expected to be ready for spring training.
Impact: Napoli underwent a surgery to alleviate his sleep apnea in November and his recovery from that substantial procedure has stunted his offseason workouts up until this point. On top of this, he's trying to recover from lingering finger, toe, and back injuries that plagued him throughout the 2014 season.