Indians say fan who asked for ‘hug and a homer’ from Mike Napoli is cancer-free

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CLEVELAND, Ohio– A woman who held up a sign during a Cleveland Indians game asking for a “hug and a homer” from Mike Napoli before she started chemotherapy, is now cancer-free, according to the Indians.

Wednesday, the team tweeted, “Great news: Kat, who got a “hug and homer” from in May, is cancer free!”

According to the Indians, Napoli granted both of the woman’s wishes:  He hugged her before the Memorial Day game against the Rangers; then, he hit a homer.

The team said the Youngstown-area woman reached out to them and said scans came back this week showing no signs of cancer.

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