Stress reaction in right leg will limit Napoli for remainder of Rangers seasonSeptember 13, 2017 9:46pm

Sept. 13-- ARLINGTON, Texas-Mike Napoli will remain active but in a limited role for the remainder of the Texas Rangers' season, general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday.

Two magnetic resonance imaging tests showed that Napoli has a stress reaction in the lower right leg. The condition began bothering Napoli during last week's series in Atlanta.

Napoli was not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Seattle at Globe Life Park but is available to be used off the bench. Daniels said the club will "manage" its use of Napoli.

It marks the first time since August 2015 that Napoli has missed three consecutive starts when not on the disabled list.

"There's some risk in him playing on it," Daniels said. "It's a situation where he can play to tolerance. He's OK with that."

Napoli is hitting .194 with 29 homers and 66 RBIs. He is in the midst of a second consecutive poor September at 4 for 32 with one homer and three RBIs.

Napoli is the third regular to incur a significant injury in the last two weeks. The Rangers are also without third baseman Adrian Beltre and center fielder Carlos Gomez.


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