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Napoli Reveals Hip Condition, Signs New Deal

Jan 23, 2013 2:32 AM EST

New Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli revealed Tuesday that he has avascular necrosis in both hips, the same degenerative condition that ended the career of Bo Jackson.

But Napoli said that because the condition was discovered in its early stages and is being treated with medication, he sees no reason why he can't play this season.

Via ESPN.com