CHICAGO (AP) - First basemen Mike Napoli was back in Boston's starting lineup on Thursday night, two days after dislocating a finger on his left hand.
Napoli hurt his ring finger on a headfirst slide into second base in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. He sat out Wednesday's game.
''Mike's relatively fine,'' Red Sox manager John Farrell said. ''The swelling continues to go down. The discomfort that was there yesterday has lessened today, and there will probably be some taping just to support it further.''
Napoli entered Thursday with a .302 batting average and three homers in 13 games.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Twins Wednesday Pick Following their 6-2 loss on Tuesday night, will the Boston Red Sox rebound Wednesday night when they visit the Minnesota Twins again at 8:10...
Thumbnail Brewers vs. Pirates Wednesday Pick Will the Pittsburgh Pirates pull off a small upset against their National League Central rivals the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday? After splitting...
Thumbnail Mets vs. Rockies Prediction The Colorado Rockies had a big offensive night yesterday to even their home series against the New York Mets at a game apiece. Will Colorado notch the win again tonight...
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Royals Prediction Will the Texas Rangers put together another victory over the Kansas City Royals when the two meet up this evening at 8:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Mariners vs. Yankees Prediction The New York Yankees cruised to a series-opening win Tuesday at home over the Seattle Mariners. Will the hosts make it two in a row tonight as they face King...