|May 22 7:05 AM PT8:05 AM MT9:05 AM CT10:05 AM ET10:05 ET14:05 GMT22:05 7:05 AM MST9:05 AM EST9:35 AM VEN18:05 UAE9:05 AM CT-Napoli went 2 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Texas Rangers topped the Detroit Tigers 5-2. The homer was his 10th of the season. He ended the game with a .188 batting average.
Analysis: Napoli homered to the camera platform beyond center field at Comerica Park. The home run Sunday went 446 feet, according to Statcast . It carried to almost the same spot as his long home run against the Tigers in Game 5 of the 2013 AL Championship Series. Napoli was playing for Boston then.
|May 20 8:10 PM PT9:10 PM MT10:10 PM CT11:10 PM ET23:10 ET3:10 GMT11:10 8:10 PM MST10:10 PM EST10:40 PM VEN7:10 UAE (+1)10:10 PM CT-Mike Napoli went 0 for 3 Saturday as the Texas Rangers lost to the Detroit Tigers 9-3. He ended the game with a .179 batting average.|
|May 19 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET23:15 ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST10:45 PM VEN7:15 UAE (+1)10:15 PM CT-Mike Napoli went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Friday as the Texas Rangers topped the Detroit Tigers 5-3. The homer was his ninth of the season. He ended the game with a .182 batting average.
Analysis: Napoli is 7 for 23 with four home runs and nine RBIs in his last seven games.
|May 18 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET11:32 ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST11:02 AM VEN19:32 UAE10:32 AM CT-Mike Napoli went 0 for 2 with an RBI Wednesday as the Texas Rangers topped the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3. He ended the game with a .181 batting average.|
|May 17 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Mike Napoli went 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Tuesday as the Texas Rangers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1. The homer was his eighth of the season. He ended the game with a .183 batting average.
Analysis: Napoli came into the contest hitting .165.
|May 14 5:06 PM PT6:06 PM MT7:06 PM CT8:06 PM ET20:06 ET0:06 GMT8:06 5:06 PM MST7:06 PM EST7:36 PM VEN4:06 UAE (+1)7:06 PM CT-Mike Napoli went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Texas Rangers topped the Oakland Athletics 6-4. He ended the game with a .165 batting average.|
|May 14 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET11:57 ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST11:27 AM VEN19:57 UAE10:57 AM CT-Mike Napoli went 1 for 4 Saturday as the Texas Rangers topped the Oakland Athletics 6-5. He ended the game with a .170 batting average.|
|May 12 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET23:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)10:21 PM CT-Mike Napoli went 0 for 3 with an RBI Friday as the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2. He ended the game with a .168 batting average.|
|May 12 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET11:40 ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST11:10 AM VEN19:40 UAE10:40 AM CT-Mike Napoli went 2 for 3 with two home runs and four RBIs Thursday as the Texas Rangers topped the San Diego Padres 5-2. The homers were his sixth and seventh of the season. He ended the game with a .172 batting average.
Analysis: Napoli got Texas on the board in the eighth inning with a 433-foot solo shot before hitting a game-ending, 448-foot blast in the ninth. It seems some encouragement from teammate Jonathan Lucroy helped Napoli, who entered the game batting .160. Lucroy told him before the game that Napoli was due for a big night. "When he said that, I smiled and I gave him a look of 'let's get it on,'" Napoli said. "It's great to have teammates that have your back."
|May 11 9:57 AM PT10:57 AM MT11:57 AM CT12:57 PM ET12:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE11:57 AM CT-Mike Napoli went 0 for 3 Wednesday as the Texas Rangers topped the San Diego Padres 4-3. Napoli scored once. He ended the game with a .160 batting average.|
|May 9 7:20 AM PT8:20 AM MT9:20 AM CT10:20 AM ET10:20 ET14:20 GMT22:20 7:20 AM MST9:20 AM EST9:50 AM VEN18:20 UAE9:20 AM CT-Napoli went 0 for 4 Monday as the Texas Rangers lost to the San Diego Padres 5-1. He ended the game with a .164 batting average.
Analysis: He's fanned 42 times, which ranks among the most in the majors.
|May 8 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET12:36 ET16:36 GMT0:36 9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST12:06 PM VEN20:36 UAE11:36 AM CT-Mike Napoli went 1 for 4 Sunday as the Texas Rangers fell to the Seattle Mariners 4-3. Napoli scored once. He ended the game with a .169 batting average.|
|May 7 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Mike Napoli went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and an RBI Saturday as the Texas Rangers fell to the Seattle Mariners 8-2. The homer was his fifth of the season. He ended the game with a .167 batting average.|
|May 6 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Mike Napoli went 0 for 5 Friday as the Texas Rangers topped the Seattle Mariners 3-1. He ended the game with a .155 batting average.|
|May 4 4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT-Mike Napoli went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBIs Thursday as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 10-4. He ended the game with a .162 batting average.|
|May 4 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Mike Napoli went 1 for 4 Wednesday as the Texas Rangers lost to the Houston Astros 10-1. He ended the game with a .158 batting average.|
|May 3 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET11:44 ET15:44 GMT23:44 8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE10:44 AM CT-Mike Napoli went 0 for 4 Tuesday as the Texas Rangers lost to the Houston Astros 8-7. He ended the game with a .155 batting average.|
|May 2 8:13 AM PT9:13 AM MT10:13 AM CT11:13 AM ET11:13 ET15:13 GMT23:13 8:13 AM MST10:13 AM EST10:43 AM VEN19:13 UAE10:13 AM CT-Mike Napoli went 2 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Monday as the Texas Rangers lost to the Houston Astros 6-2. The homer was his fourth of the season. Napoli scored twice. He ended the game with a .161 batting average.
Analysis: Napoli entered the contest in a 1-for-18 slump before breaking out with his first multihit effort since April 12. The slugger also struggled with Cleveland last April before performing much better in May, a month in which he totaled seven homers and 25 RBIs with an .852 OPS in 26 games.
|Apr. 30 6:16 PM PT7:16 PM MT8:16 PM CT9:16 PM ET21:16 ET1:16 GMT9:16 6:16 PM MST8:16 PM EST8:46 PM VEN5:16 UAE (+1)8:16 PM CT-Mike Napoli went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Texas Rangers fell to the Los Angeles Angels 5-2. He ended the game with a .146 batting average.|
|Apr. 29 8:19 PM PT9:19 PM MT10:19 PM CT11:19 PM ET23:19 ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST10:49 PM VEN7:19 UAE (+1)10:19 PM CT-Mike Napoli went 0 for 4 Saturday as the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3. He ended the game with a .148 batting average.|
|Apr. 29 11:27 AM PT12:27 PM MT1:27 PM CT2:27 PM ET14:27 ET18:27 GMT2:27 11:27 AM MST1:27 PM EST1:57 PM VEN22:27 UAE1:27 PM CT-Mike Napoli went 1 for 4 with an RBI Friday as the Texas Rangers fell to the Los Angeles Angels 6-3. He ended the game with a .155 batting average.|
|Apr. 23 11:47 PM PT12:47 AM MT1:47 AM CT2:47 AM ET2:47 ET6:47 GMT14:47 11:47 PM MST1:47 AM EST2:17 AM VEN10:47 UAE1:47 AM CT-Napoli hit a solo homer Saturday against the Royals.
Analysis: It's been no party so far for Napoli during his return to Texas, as the veteran slugger has struck out 23 times in 68 at-bats and is batting .162. Keep in mind, however, that he hit just .205 last April and still put together a 34-homer, 101-RBI season for Cleveland.
|Apr. 19 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Napoli went 0 for 4 in Tuesday's loss at Oakland to drop his early-season average to .148.
Analysis: It's been no party so far for Napoli during his return to Texas, as the veteran slugger is mired in a 2-for-23 slump and has struck out 19 times in 54 at-bats for the year. Keep in mind, however, that he hit just .205 last April and still put together a 34-homer, 101-RBI season for Cleveland.
|Apr. 13 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET13:16 ET17:16 GMT1:16 10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST12:46 PM VEN21:16 UAE12:16 PM CT-Napoli homered among his two hits and scored a pair of runs in the Rangers' victory over the Angels on Wednesday.
Analysis: The 35-year-old seems to feel at home in Anaheim, where he spent the first five seasons of his major league career. Napoli is 4 for 9 through the first two games of this series after getting off to a 2-for-22 start with 11 strikeouts.
|Feb. 7 11:56 AM PT12:56 PM MT1:56 PM CT2:56 PM ET14:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE1:56 PM CT-Napoli has passed his physical and will be introduced Thursday with an $8.5 million, one-year deal for a third stint with the Texas Rangers.
Analysis: Napoli will be utilized as a first baseman and designated hitter for Texas. He was a member of the Rangers in 2011-12 -- making his lone All-Star team in 2012 -- and again for the latter part of the 2015 campaign. The veteran established career highs of 34 homers and 101 RBIs last season while helping the Cleveland Indians reach the World Series. But he also batted just .239 and struck out a whopping 194 times, second-most in the American League.