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Daniel Nava | Outfielder | #25

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: Santa Clara
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Daniel Nava went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in Thursday's 7-4 loss to the Reds.
Nava keyed in on Rookie Davis in this one, smashing a solo home run into a sea of empty seats at Great American Ballpark in the first inning and a two-run shot in the third inning on a gloomy, chill day in Cincinnati. While the veteran outfielder managed to crack the Opening Day roster as a bench option, he owns a career triple-slash of .262/.353/.375 in 1,518 at-bats and holds no fantasy upside. Fine work on Thursday, though. Apr 6 - 3:49 PM

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Phillies purchased the contract of Daniel Nava from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Nava was probably a long shot to make the roster when camp opened but solidified his place by mashing to the tune of a .386 average over 44 Grapefruit League at-bats. Despite an impressive spring, the 34-year-old backup offers no fantasy value.
Mar 30 - 4:34 PM

Daniel Nava went 4-for-4 with a triple to help the Phillies top the Red Sox 6-5.

Nava is off to a 10-for-21 start as he attempts to win a spot on the Phillies bench. Last year, he had a similarly strong open for the Angels, hitting .419 with two homers and a .545 OBP in March, only to bat .235/.309/.303 in 119 regular-season at-bats and get dropped from the roster in August.
Mar 12 - 4:24 PM

Phillies GM Matt Klentak feels Daniel Nava has a good chance to make the team's Opening Day roster.

"He can play the corner outfield spots, first base, and he’s a switch-hitter, so he’s got a shot," said Klentak. Nava will compete with Aaron Altherr, Chris Coghlan and Tyler Goeddel for one of the Phillies' final bench spots this spring. Including the Phillies, Nava has now been with five teams over his last three seasons.
Source: Boston Globe
Feb 25 - 8:39 PM

Phillies signed 1B/OF Daniel Nava to a minor league contract.

Nava elected to become a free agent in early November after he was outrighted off of the Angels 40-man roster. The 33-year-old will compete for a bench spot on the Phillies' Opening Day roster.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 09:34:00 PM

Daniel Nava elected to become a free agent.

He chose free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster. Nava, who turns 34 in February, batted .223/.297/.292 over 148 plate appearances this season between the Angels and Royals.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 03:54:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of OF Daniel Nava from Triple-A Omaha.

Nava was acquired from the Angels at the waiver trade deadline. The 33-year-old outfielder is a .263/.354/.376 career hitter in 500 games at the MLB level.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 03:54:00 PM

Royals acquired OF Daniel Nava from the Angels for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Nava was outrighted off the Angels' 40-man roster earlier this month after batting .235/.309/.303 in 136 plate appearances this season. He has also had two stints on the disabled list. The 33-year-old will head to Triple-A Omaha for now.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 10:18:00 PM

Angels sent OF Daniel Nava outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Nava was designated for assignment by the Angels at the end of July after batting .235/.309/.303 in 136 plate appearances. He passed through waivers unclaimed.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 02:44:00 PM

Angels designated OF Daniel Nava for assignment.

The move clears a roster spot for Shane Robinson, who is back after missing three weeks with a sprained ankle. Nava hit only .245 with one homer in 119 at-bats for the Angels. His next team will be his fourth in the last two seasons.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 06:52:00 PM

Angels activated OF Daniel Nava from the 15-day disabled list.

Nava has already had two different stints no the disabled list this season, this time he has missed a month with a strained left groin. He's jumping right back in the Angels lineup on Friday, batting sixth and starting in left field.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Daniel Nava (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Sunday.

Nava has been out for nearly a month with a strained left groin, but he's ready to test things out in game action. He shouldn't need too many at-bats before being activated.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 01:52:00 PM

Daniel Nava (groin) is beginning baseball activities this week.

Barring a setback, Nava could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend. The 33-year-old has been limited to just 17 games this season due to groin and knee injuries.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 08:31:00 PM

Angels placed OF Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

Nava suffered the groin strain Monday night against the Dodgers. He's hoping to be ready for activation when first eligible, but these can be month-long injuries for outfielders. Shane Robinson replaced Nava on Monday and is starting in left field Tuesday. He carries no fantasy relevance, even in an elevated role.
Tue, May 17, 2016 07:01:00 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Daniel Nava is likely headed to the disabled list with a groin injury.

Nava was forced to exit Monday's game with a left groin strain and will go for an MRI on Tuesday. This could be his second DL stint this season, as he already missed time with left patella tendinitis.
Tue, May 17, 2016 08:12:00 AM

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C1Cameron Rupp
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1B1Tommy Joseph
2Brock Stassi
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
3Ty Kelly
LF1Howie Kendrick
2Daniel Nava
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Michael Saunders
2Aaron Altherr
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2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Zach Eflin
6Clay Buchholz
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2Joaquin Benoit
3Jeanmar Gomez
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6Joely Rodriguez
7Luis Garcia
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