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Rangers get Napoli from Blue Jays

Rangers get Napoli from Blue Jays

ARLINGTON, Texas, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Catcher-first baseman Mike Napoli's off-season odyssey continued Tuesday with his trade from Toronto to the Texas Rangers.
Angels make deal for Vernon Wells

Angels make deal for Vernon Wells

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Angels announced Friday they have obtained center fielder Vernon Wells in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 3, Seattle 0

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Dan Haren hurled seven shutout innings and Mike Napoli socked a solo homer Sunday in the Los Angeles Angels' 3-0 victory over Seattle.

MLB: Cleveland 3, Los Angeles Angels 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Shin-Soo Choo's ninth-inning RBI single Monday delivered Cleveland a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 7, Oakland 4

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Bobby Abreu homered and drove in three runs Sunday and the Los Angeles Angels posted a 7-4 decision over Oakland.
MLB: Los Angeles Angels 10, N.Y. Yankees 2

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 10, N.Y. Yankees 2

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Former Yankee Hideki Matsui bashed a two-run homer against his old team Tuesday and the Los Angeles Angels pounded the New York Yankees 10-2.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 7, Seattle 6

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 18 (UPI) -- Juan Rivera blasted a tie-breaking seventh inning homer Saturday and the Los Angeles Angels went on to defeat Seattle 7-6.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 7, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 2 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter's two-run single in the first gave Los Angeles a quick start Wednesday and the Angels coasted to a 7-2 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 7, Kansas City 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 31 (UPI) -- Ervin Santana stayed hot Monday, holding Kansas City to one run over seven innings in a 7-1 Los Angeles Angels victory over the Royals.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 6, Toronto 5

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 26 (UPI) -- Bobby Abreu singled in Juan Rivera from third with two out in the ninth inning Wednesday, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 6-5 win over Toronto.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 10, St. Louis 7

ST. LOUIS, May 22 (UPI) -- Kendry Morales went 3-for-4, collecting two doubles and driving in a pair of runs Saturday to help the Los Angeles Angels hang on to beat St. Louis 10-7.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 7, Oakland 4

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Kendry Morales had three hits and three RBI Sunday, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-4 win over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 7, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Bobby Abreu knocked in three runs for the Los Angeles Angels Sunday in a 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 6, Minnesota 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 25 (UPI) -- Robb Quinlan, Jeff Mathis and Mike Napoli produced all the Los Angeles runs with homers Friday in the Angels' 6-3 triumph over Minnesota.

MLB: LA Angels 14, N.Y. Yankees 8

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 11 (UPI) -- Bobby Abreu and Mike Napoli had two hits and three RBI each Saturday, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 14-8 win over the New York Yankees.
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L.A. Angels Torri Hunter (L) scores on Mike Napoli singled to center as Seattle Mariners catcher Rpb Johnson waits for the throw in the sixth inning at SAFECO Field in Seattle April 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
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Michael Anthony Napoli (born October 31, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida) is a Major League Baseball catcher/first baseman with the Texas Rangers.

Napoli attended Charles Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He was drafted out of high school by the Anaheim Angels in the 17th round (500th overall) of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft.

Napoli began his professional career with the rookie-level Butte Copper Kings, but sat out most of the year after suffering a lower back strain. He returned to the diamond in 2001 with the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes before transferring to Single-A Cedar Rapids. In 2002, he returned to Cedar Rapids, hitting .251 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI as the Kernels' primary designated hitter. He also started at catcher for 37 games. After being transferred to Rancho Cucamonga in 2003, Napoli only played 47 games after injuring his right shoulder.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mike Napoli."
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