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Mike Napoli of Red Sox returns to Boston because of illness

Jonny Gomes slides home headfirst as the ball gets away from catcher Taylor Teagarden.
Jonny Gomes slides home headfirst as the ball gets away from catcher Taylor Teagarden.mitchell layton/getty images

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BALTIMORE — Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was sent back to Boston on Saturday for an examination and has what the team is calling a “general illness.”

Sox medical director Larry Ronan, an internist, ran some tests on Napoli, who left Thursday’s game in the third inning with dizziness and nausea and has not played since.

“He’s got some preliminary tests that have been completed. I don’t have the results of those,” manager John Farrell said. “We’re hopeful to continue to see what’s the cause of this.”

Napoli has symptoms that are similar to a concussion, but the Red Sox do not believe that is the case after consulting with Dr. Michael Collins, a brain trauma specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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