Former Indians first basemen and designated hitter Mike Napoli is hanging up his cleats.
Napoli posted a message to his fans on social media Saturday afternoon.
The right-handed slugger broke into the majors in 2006 with the Angels. His career spanned 12 years with stops in 4 different cities. But we all came to know Napoli in 2016 when he signed a 1-year, $7 million dollar contract with the Indians. Napoli batted .239 while setting career highs with 34 home runs and 101 RBIs that year. That was also the year the popular phrase "Party at Napoli's became a trending phrase on the internet and a t-shirt that fans and players wore proudly.
The 37-year old also had a second stint with the Tribe this past year. He signed a minor league contract back in February but would tear is ACL and meniscus in April ending his season.
In his career, Napoli batted .246 with 267 homers and 744 RBIs. He also made the All-Star team with the Rangers in 2012 and a World Series ring in 2013 with the Red Sox.