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Daniel Nava | Outfielder | #15

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Santa Clara
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / BOS
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Pirates re-assigned OF Daniel Nava, C Ryan Lavarnway, and RHP Bo Schultz to minor league camp.
The 35-year-old Nava underwent surgery on her back a month ago and will likely be sidelined until late May or early June. He could function in a part-time or bench role upon his return. Mar 26 - 5:58 PM

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Pirates resigned OF Daniel Nava (back) to a minor league deal.

Nava was released by the Pirates on Tuesday, but they were able to bring back the outfielder on a minor league pact. The 35-year-old outfielder will be out 10-12 weeks after undergoing surgery on his back, but once healthy, he could help the Pittsburgh outfield in a platoon-type role.
Mar 23 - 11:42 AM

Daniel Nava (back) is expected to re-sign with the Pirates.

Nava was released on Tuesday, but Pittsburgh plans to bring back the outfielder; likely on a minor league deal. He's also likely to be out until late May because of surgery on his back. He could help form a platoon in the outfield if/when he's healthy enough to play this summer.
Mar 21 - 8:34 PM

Pirates released OF Daniel Nava.

Nava was basically squeezed off of the roster with the Corey Dickerson. The fact that he's sidelined for 10-12 weeks after undergoing back surgery didn't help his cause either. He'll have to look to latch on elsewhere when he returns in May.
Mar 20 - 7:44 PM

Daniel Nava underwent back surgery Tuesday in Arizona and will be sidelined for 10-12 weeks.

Nava's back problem flared up late last season in Philadelphia and he was unable to shake it this spring in Pirates camp. The veteran outfielder probably won't be an option for Pittsburgh until sometime in late May or early June. He was signed to a minor league contract this offseason and had been expected to compete for a share of the starting left field job before the Bucs acquired Corey Dickerson from the Rays.
Feb 28 - 8:58 AM

Pirates GM Neal Huntington said he's hopeful Daniel Nava (back) can return "fully and quickly" to spring training workouts.

Nava has been limited to rehab work at Pirates camp throughout this week due to a back injury that also plagued him for much of the 2017 season. Huntington noted to reporters that the club's recent signing of outfielder Michael Saunders was part of a "Plan B" in case Nava isn't ready to go come Opening Day. One of the two could see semi-regular action in left field to begin the 2018 regular season. Adam Frazier and Bryce Brentz are also in that mix.
Feb 22 - 9:09 AM

Daniel Nava missed Tuesday's workout due to lower back discomfort.

Nava missed time with a back injury last season, so the Pirates will be careful with him. The veteran outfielder/first baseman turns 35 later this week and batted .301/.393/.421 in 80 games with the Phillies in 2017. He's in camp as a non-roster player and could be a useful bench piece if he can stay healthy.
Feb 20 - 12:35 PM

Pirates signed OF/1B Daniel Nava to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Nava had a strong season in limited playing time with the Phillies last year, hitting .301/.393/.421 in 80 games. He'll turn 35 years old on February 22 and has a career .737 OPS in his seven big-league seasons. Assuming he makes the team, he'll serve as a pinch-hitting option off the bench for the Pirates. He could get the occasional start against right-handed pitching.
Feb 6 - 3:16 PM

Phillies placed OF Daniel Nava on the 60-day disabled list with a lower back injury.

It's the same injury that cost him 10 days in late August. Nava is now officially done for the 2017 season, having batted .301/.393/.421 with four home runs and 21 RBI in 80 games for the Phillies. The 34-year-old outfielder is scheduled to become a free agent in November.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 03:56:00 PM

Phillies activated OF Daniel Nava from the 10-day disabled list.

Nava missed the minimum amount of time on the DL this time around with a lower back strain. He's active, but not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 06:12:00 PM

Phillies placed OF Daniel Nava on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Nava just missed 10 days of action with a hamstring strain. Cameron Perkins has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding roster move to provide the Phillies with much-needed outfield depth.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 06:43:00 PM

Phillies activated OF Daniel Nava from the 10-day disabled list.

Nava missed the minimum 10 days while recovering from a hamstring strain. Prior to his landing on the disabled list, the veteran outfielder was hitting a respectable .303/.400/.408 in 180 plate appearances.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 06:48:00 PM

Phillies placed OF Daniel Nava on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 23, with a hamstring strain.

That essentially rules out the possibility that he will be traded ahead of the July 31 non-wavier deadline. Nava, an impending free agent, has posted a surprising .303/.400/.408 batting line across 180 plate appearances this season for Philadelphia.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 03:00:00 PM

Daniel Nava went 3-for-4 and scored a run in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

He singled in the first inning and rode home on a Maikel Franco home run. He doubled in the seventh but was left stranded. The 34-year-old veteran also drew a walk in the ballgame. Nava has raked at the plate when given a chance to play. He is slashing .313/.408/.430 with three homers and 14 RBI in 152 plate appearances.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 10:31:00 PM

Daniel Nava went 1-for-3 plus a walk and a run scored as the Phillies shut out the Pirates on Monday.

Nava continues to perform while hitting atop the Phillies' lineup, and Monday was no exception. He singled to start the game then rode home on a two-run blast by Freddy Galvis to give the Phillies an early lead they wouldn't relinquish. The veteran outfielder is slashing .301/.397/.415 with three homers and 14 RBI in 146 plate appearances.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 09:55:00 PM

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2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Colin Moran
2David Freese
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Starling Marte
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
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4Trevor Williams
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Vázquez
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5Richard Rodriguez
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7Tyler Glasnow
8A.J. Schugel
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10Nick Burdi
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