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Daniel Nava | Outfielder | #12

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: Santa Clara
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 6 - 3:54 PM

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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.
Aug 29 - 10:18 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.
Aug 4 - 2:44 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.
Jul 30 - 6:52 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.
Jun 17 - 6:29 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.
Jun 12 - 1:52 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.
Jun 6 - 8:31 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.
May 17 - 7:01 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.
May 17 - 8:12 AM

Daniel Nava exited Monday's game against the Dodgers in the fifth inning for an unspecified reason.

Nava exited the game after flying out to end the top of the fifth inning. Shane Robinson replaced him in left field. There was no obvious sign of injury, but the Angels should pass along an update soon.
May 17 - 12:04 AM

Daniel Nava went 1-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs on Sunday as the Angels topped the Mariners 3-0 in Seattle.

In what had been an extreme pitcher's duel all afternoon, Nava came through with a two-run single off Felix Hernandez in the eighth inning that broke the game open. He's now hitting .238/.304/.333 with a homer and six RBI through his first 46 plate appearances.
May 15 - 8:52 PM

Daniel Nava went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

Nava missed a few weeks with a knee injury before the Angels activated him from the disabled list early in May. On Thursday, he came through with his first homer of the season, swatting it off Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright in the fourth inning. The veteran outfielder holds a career triple-slash of .264/.356/.379 and does not make for an interesting fantasy option.
May 13 - 2:11 AM

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

Nava is back in the Angels starting lineup and batting second on Friday night. Before hitting the shelf on April 16, he was hitting .286/.333/.286 with one RBI in his first 15 plate appearances.
May 6 - 9:18 PM

Daniel Nava (knee) is expected to rejoin the Angels on Friday.

And manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Wednesday that Nava will resume serving as the Angels' primary left fielder, which probably means Rafael Ortega is headed back to Triple-A. Nava has been on the disabled list since April 16 with left patella tendinitis.
May 4 - 1:36 PM

Daniel Nava (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Inland Empire on Monday.

Nava is only expected to need a couple of games to get his timing back before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Angels. His return could force Rafael Ortega back to Triple-A.
May 1 - 10:41 PM

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