Napoli has surgery to treat sleep apnea

Boston, MA ( – The Boston Red Sox reported Tuesday that
first baseman Mike Napoli underwent surgery to correct sleep apnea.

The procedure — called a bimaxillary advancement — was performed earlier in
the day at Massachusetts General Hospital by Dr. Leonard Kaban.

Napoli is expected to return home by the end of the week.

The bearded 33-year-old finished the 2014 season with a .248 average, 17 home
runs, 20 doubles and 55 RBI in only 119 games. It was a step back for the
veteran infielder, who hit .259 with 23 homers and drove in 92 during the
Boston’s run to the 2013 World Series title.