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Napoli to test ankle in intrasquad game

Napoli to test ankle in intrasquad game

Napoli to test ankle in intrasquad game
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Mike Napoli will be behind the plate on Thursday, when the Rangers play their first intrasquad game on Nolan Ryan Field.

Napoli is still recovering from a high left ankle sprain that he sustained in Game 6 of the World Series, but he feels good enough to catch. Right now, he is only limited in his running.

"The other day, I ran a little harder and it was feeling good," Napoli said. "I haven't busted full-out yet, and probably won't tomorrow, but everything is feeling good. We worked on our first and third defensive drills, and it felt good."

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Napoli will probably just catch three to four innings. Manager Ron Washington said his goal is to get his front-line position players a couple of at-bats before they come off the field.

"I feel good, and I'm going to test it out," Napoli said.

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