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Mike Napoli in Red Sox camp and ready to get going on a new season

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Let’s start with what you really want to know. Yes, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli still has his beard, although it’s neatly manicured compared to the woolly mammoth he ended last season with.

Most of his teammates shaved once the World Series ended, but Napoli decided to stick with his look, which is reminiscent of a Civil War general.

“I like it,” Napoli said Tuesday after a busy first day at spring training. “I did trim it up so it’s not getting all crazy.”

Napoli took grounders at first base, joined a group for batting practice, then did a series of agility drills with strength and conditioning coach Pat Sandora before talking to a small group of reporters.

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