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Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Castillo suffered a bruised hand/thumb after getting jammed by a pitch in the Arizona Fall League, reports. He is considered day-to-day.
Impact: Castillo is currently hitting .278 with a .333 on-base percentage and .361 slugging percentage in 39 plate appearances for the Surprise Saguaros. Since signing with Boston in late August, he's amassed a total of 125 plate appearances in the minors, majors and the AFL. The organization's goal is to get him 200 plate appearances by the time he concludes his initial tour, which will wrap with an assignment in the Puerto Rico winter league.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Ortiz will return to the World Series as an analyst for Fox. The network said Thursday that the Red Sox slugger will be on the pre- and postgame shows for Games 1 and 2. He'll appear alongside Frank Thomas, Nick Swisher and Gabe Kapler on the set.
Impact: "Big Papi" won a World Series ring with Boston last year, and has a .455 batting average in 14 career World Series game. Game 1 will be played Tuesday at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | STATS
News: Napoli will have surgery to treat a sleeping disorder.
Impact: The disorder occurs when someone briefly stops breathing during sleep. It can disrupt sleep, leading to fatigue. The surgery involves repositioning the jaws and sometimes the tongue to keep the windpipe from becoming obstructed. A year after helping the Red Sox win the World Series, Napoli batted .248 with 17 homers and 55 RBIs this season while fighting injuries to his finger, toe, knee and back.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Castillo went 2-for-5 in Monday's Arizona Fall League game to lift his average to .350 through his first four games in the desert.
Impact: As part of the Red Sox's plan to help Castillo pile up at-bats, the Cuban outfielder is scheduled to remain in Arizona through the end of the season in November. He's gone 7-for-20 with three doubles, an RBI and seven runs scored.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Napoli will have surgery to alleviate sleep apnea, reports. "I've been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career," Napoli wrote in a text to "I've tried numerous things and none of them worked. Dental mouth piece, CPAP machine, medicines ... It's just gotten to the point where I have to get this done."
Impact: The procedure will be performed Nov. 4, and it's the only surgery on tap for Napoli, who battled finger, toe and back injuries in 2014.