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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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Daniel Nava plated three runs, finishing 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Sunday's shutout victory over the Royals.
Nava knocked in a pair in the third inning, boosting the Red Sox lead to 3-0. The following inning, he lifted a sacrifice fly to center field, making it 6-0. Nava has been on a bit of a hot streak lately, notching multi-hit games in three out of his last four games dating back to July 11. He has otherwise had a subpar year at the plate, slashing .246/.335/.320 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 200 plate appearances. Jul 20 - 4:37 PM

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Daniel Nava went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Nava's second two-hit day raised his average to .238 to finish what's been a forgettable first half for the 31-year-old. More was expected out of Nava after he put up a .303/.385/.445 line in 2013, but he owns just a .628 OPS this year and has been up and down from Triple-A. He's a non-factor for fantasy purposes.
Jul 13 - 7:16 PM

Daniel Nava went 3-for-4 with three singles in Thursday's win over the Indians.

It was Nava's second three-hit game out of his last five games. The outfielder has struggled at the dish in his intermittent playing time at the major league level, but the Red Sox hope his recent performance is a sign of a turnaround. Nava is slashing .192/.279/.283 in 111 plate appearances on the season.
Jun 12 - 10:29 PM

Red Sox recalled OF Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Nava was just optioned back to Triple-A on Saturday, but is able to return with Mike Carp heading to the disabled list on Sunday. He'll provide additional depth in the outfield and at first base.
Jun 1 - 5:57 PM

Red Sox optioned OF Daniel Nava to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Nava was optioned to create room for Rubby De La Rosa, who is starting Saturday's game against the Rays. Nava played in five games after he was called up on May 24, going hitless in 11 trips to the plate. Overall, in 86 plate appearances with the Red Sox this season, Nava is slashing .130/.221/.234 with two home runs and three RBI.
May 31 - 3:30 PM

Red Sox recalled OF Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Nava was brought back to provide additional depth in the outfield with Shane Victorino heading to the disabled list. Since his demotion to Triple-A, Nava has hit .253/.347/.398 with three homers and 14 RBI in 24 games.
May 24 - 1:19 PM

Red Sox optioned OF Daniel Nava to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Jackie Bradley has settled in as the team's center fielder and Shane Victorino (hamstring) is due back Thursday, so there was no room on the roster for Nava. The outfielder certainly didn't help himself by hitting just .149/.240/.269 over 17 contests. He'll be back later this season.
Apr 23 - 1:00 PM

Daniel Nava, in the midst of a slump, went 2-for-4 as the Red Sox lost to the Orioles on Monday.

Both of Nava's hits were infield singles, so don't break out the party hats yet, but Nava at least gets to enjoy his first multi-hit game of the season. He entered the game with a .127/.225/.254 slash line. There's still a good chance Nava gets sent to Triple-A when Shane Victorino (hamstring) returns from the disabled list.
Apr 21 - 2:44 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Felix Doubront