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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 hit a grand slam in Sunday's win over the Royals.
Nava had just one hit on the afternoon, but he made it count. The outfielder belted the homer off Royals reliever Aaron Crow in the sixth inning, giving the Red Sox the lead. It was a bright spot in what's been a year to forget for Nava, who has just four homers and a .263/.339/.355 line overall. Sep 14 - 6:45 PM

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Daniel Nava went 2-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run as the Red Sox slugged their way to a win against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Nava helped put the Red Sox up 5-0 with his three-run blast off of Shane Greene in the third inning, his third homer of the year. It was his first long ball since April 15. Nava has done well in the on-base department but has otherwise not done much, slashing .263/.340/.345 with 23 RBI.
Sep 2 - 10:51 PM

Daniel Nava had three hits and two RBI against the Astros in Saturday's win.

Unless he's traded, Nava could well head back to the bench when Allen Craig returns. That'd be a shame, since he's the better player of the two against right-handers. He's 7-for-10 over his last three games, and he's hit .321/.391/.377 since the beginning of June.
Aug 16 - 11:13 PM

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, teams like the Royals and Tigers have been expressing interest in acquiring Daniel Nava from the Red Sox.

Nava has not yet been placed on waivers, but that could happen soon. The 31-year-old outfielder and first baseman has batted just .248/.327/.310 in 71 games this season for Boston, but he was highly productive in 2013 and most contending clubs are looking to acquire bench bats for the stretch run and postseason. Nava will be arbitration-eligible for the first time heading into 2015.
Aug 11 - 1:52 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
3Dan Butler
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Carlos Rivero
3B1Will Middlebrooks
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Anthony Ranaudo
6Brandon Workman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edward Mujica
2Junichi Tazawa
3Koji Uehara
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson
8Steven Wright
9Drake Britton
10Matt Barnes