John Farrell should keep Mike Napoli in the lineup despite his hitting slump, as Napoli showed last season he can overcome the inconsistent play.
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3yThe left fielder is grateful for the opportunity to return to the upper part of the lineup.
3yThe Red Sox' right-hander throws a simulated game Friday at Yankee Stadium and reports no problems.
3yAccording to Epstein, the Yankees -- who claimed they only entered the bidding to drive up the price for Boston -- 'were never really a factor for us' in the Sox' pursuit of Crawford.
3yThe Sox shuffle their pitching rotation and praise the Yankees for allowing Boston to have a say in postponing Friday's game.
3yThe Sox' manager won't discuss Peter Gammons' assertion that there's a problem between himself and GM Theo Epstein.
3yAlso: Buchholz may pitch Monday; Epstein won't respond to Yanks claims of faking interest in Crawford.
3yNew York general manager Brian Cashman admitted that he pretended to pursue the outfielder to inflate his price tag for the Sox.