Mike Napoli out for season with knee injury
COLUMBUS, Ohio– Mike Napoli will miss the rest of the season after injury his knee.
Napoli suffered a torn right ACL and meniscus, which requires season-ending surgery, the Cleveland Indians announced on Friday.
The 36-year-old first baseman joined the Indians at spring training and was signed to a minor league deal. Earlier this month, he hit a grand slam for the Columbus Clippers.
Napoli played with the Indians during their World Series run in 2016. Though he only spent one season in Cleveland, he quickly became a favorite with fans rallying around “Party at Napoli’s.” He hit a career high 34 home runs.
That off season, the club did not extend a qualifying offer to Nap and added slugger Edwin Encarnacion.