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Daniel Nava | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald writes that Daniel Nava is a "prime candidate to be sent down" when Shane Victorino (hamstring) returns from the disabled list.
Nava was excellent for the Red Sox last season, but he's hit just .136/.239/.271 this year and has options remaining. With Jackie Bradley stabilizing the team's defense in center field, Grady Sizemore has been pushed to left and Nava apparently to Triple-A. Victorino is expected to be activated on Wednesday or Thursday. Apr 20 - 8:40 AM

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Daniel Nava went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Orioles.

Nava, who started in right field and batted second Friday, is hitting just .136 (8-for-59) through 15 games this season. Jackie Bradley's roster spot appears safe, so Nava or Mike Carp could be the odd man out when Shane Victorino (hamstring) comes off the disabled list. Carp went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored on Friday night.
Apr 18 - 11:57 PM

Daniel Nava went 1-for-3 with a solo home run as the Red Sox were defeated by the White Sox on Tuesday.

Nava tied the game at 1-1 with a fourth-inning solo homer off of Erik Johnson, one of only three hits the Red Sox mustered on the night. It was the second homer of the season for Nava, who has otherwise not hit much to begin the season.
Apr 15 - 11:49 PM

Daniel Nava homered off Michael Pineda for the Red Sox's lone run Thursday against the Yankees.

It's the first contribution he's made this season. Not only is Nava hitting just .139, but he has a 10/1 K/BB ratio in 36 at-bats. He could lose at-bats to Jonny Gomes and Mike Carp if he doesn't pull out of it soon.
Apr 10 - 10:41 PM

Daniel Nava went 1-for-4 with a double in the Red Sox' loss to the Brewers on Sunday.

Batting leadoff, Nava hit his first double of the season but the Red Sox were held scoreless in the game. After a surprising 2013 in which he hit .303 in 458 at-bats, Nava is batting just .115 to begin the year.
Apr 6 - 5:25 PM

Daniel Nava went 0-for-5 as Boston's leadoff man in Monday's loss.

The Red Sox didn't want to test Grady Sizemore with the leadoff spot right away, but we'll see how long that will last. Nava will get on base against righties, so he's hardly a bad choice for the leadoff spot. That said, he's not the Red Sox's ideal option, either.
Mar 31 - 6:40 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday that Daniel Nava could see some time in center field by the end of spring training.

Farrell said he doesn't want to invite speculation on what that might mean, so don't take this as a sign that Jackie Bradley, Jr. will begin the year in the minor leagues. However, it's clear that Grady Sizemore's impressive spring has changed things.
Mar 18 - 1:17 PM

Daniel Nava (neck) will make his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday.

Nava is finally over the neck issue that he's dealt with over the last week. The 31-year-old will start in left field against right-handed pitching this season for the Red Sox.
Feb 28 - 9:49 AM

Daniel Nava (neck) could play in the Red Sox' Grapefruit League opener Friday.

Nava has been nursing a sore neck for the last week but is obviously feeling better. The outfielder batted .303/.385/.445 with 12 home runs and 66 RBI in 134 games for the Red Sox last season.
Feb 27 - 7:50 PM

Daniel Nava is still being slowed by a sore neck.

Nava has been able to do defensive drills, but he'll refrain from hitting for a few more days. The minor soreness should not affect his status for the beginning of the 2014 regular season. Nava, 31, batted .303/.385/.445 with 12 home runs and 66 RBI in 134 games last year and is expected to start in left field for Boston in 2014.
Feb 24 - 12:39 PM

Daniel Nava missed batting practice and Friday and Saturday due to stiffness in his neck.

The issue is expected to be minor and he'll attempt to get back on the field on Sunday. The 31-year-old had a breakout season offensively in 2013, slashing .303/.385/.445 with 12 bombs and 66 RBI, and could be a candidate to hit leadoff for the Red Sox this coming season.
Feb 22 - 2:19 PM

Daniel Nava is starting in left field and batting fifth for the Red Sox in Saturday's Game 3 of the World Series.

It's Nava's first start of the series after starting two games in the ALCS. The left fielder doubled in Game 1 after entering as a substitute. The complete Red Sox lineup is Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Nava, Xander Bogaerts, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Stephen Drew and starting pitcher Jake Peavy.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed Friday that Daniel Nava will start in left field for Game 3 of the World Series against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Nava is a much better defensive outfielder than Jonny Gomes, who has started four of the last six games in left field for the Red Sox, and Farrell prefers Nava patrolling the spacious grounds in St. Louis.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 07:23:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said on WEEI on Wednesday that Daniel Nava will start in left field once the World Series shifts to St. Louis.

Farrell has opted to use Jonny Gomes in left field for four out of the last six games and he'll likely stick with the same arrangement for the start of the World Series. However, he wants to use Nava with the bigger outfield in St. Louis.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Daniel Nava is starting in left field for Game 4 of the ALCS against the Tigers.

Jonny Gomes started in left field for the previous two games of the series, but Nava is back in there against right-hander Doug Fister. The full Boston lineup: Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Shane Victorino RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Mike Napoli 1B, Nava LF, Jarrod Saltalamacchia C, Stephen Drew SS, Will Middlebrooks 3B. Jake Peavy will make the start for the Red Sox.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1A.J. Pierzynski
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Jonathan Herrera
3Brock Holt
LF1Grady Sizemore
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Jake Peavy
5Felix Doubront
Relief Pitcher
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Chris Capuano
8Steven Wright