Postponement brings extra work for Napoli

Postponement brings extra work for Napoli

ARLINGTON -- Sunday's postponement means Mike Napoli may do something he hasn't done all year: start four straight games at catcher.

"I can do it," Napoli said.

Napoli and Yorvit Torrealba split the Rangers' catching duties during the season. But Napoli was one of the hottest hitters in the second half, hitting .383 with 18 home runs and 42 RBIs in 61 games after the All-Star Games.

Manager Ron Washington has gone exclusively with Napoli at catcher in the playoffs. That was the plan coming in and Washington said he will stay with it even though Napoli will be catching four straight games.

"He's done it before," Washington said. "If there's a change, I'll make it. But I can't sit here now and say that, but we'll see how it goes."