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Daniel Nava | Outfielder | #25

Team: Los Angeles Angels
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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Daniel Nava (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment early next week.
It's good timing for the Angels with Craig Gentry battling back stiffness. Nava has sat out the last two weeks with left knee tendinitis but has been working out in Arizona and should begin a rehab assignment any day now. He was hitting .286 before the injury. Apr 30 - 8:21 PM

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Daniel Nava (knee) swung a bat on Saturday.

He's been out with left knee tendinitis but said things are finally "headed in the right direction." Nava is eligible to come off the disabled list on May 1 but might need more time. Nava's replacements Craig Gentry and Rafael Ortega have hit a combined .111 during his absence.
Apr 23 - 9:20 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Daniel Nava (knee) has yet to resume baseball activities.

He was sent to the disabled list last week with left patella tendinitis. Nava originally expected to return as soon as he was eligible, but now that seems unlikely. Craig Gentry and Rafael Ortega have split time in left field during his absence.
Apr 21 - 7:01 PM

Daniel Nava (knee) expects to return as soon as he's eligible to come off the disabled list.

"If we suck it up for 14 days, we could be ahead of this thing and come out and be good for the rest of the season," said Nava. "I would expect that two weeks would be plenty of time." Nava has been battling knee issues on and off for years and the injury resurfaced when he landed awkwardly trying to make a leaping catch earlier this week. Rafael Ortega was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake to take Nava's place in left field.
Apr 16 - 8:05 PM

Angels placed OF Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list with left patella tendinitis.

Nava has battled multiple injuries in the early part of the season. He was hitting .286/.333/.286 with just one RBI in his first 15 plate appearances. Rafael Ortega has been recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the active roster.
Apr 16 - 11:30 AM

Daniel Nava (finger) is back in Monday's lineup against the Athletics.

He'll start in left field and bat second against Sonny Gray. Nava has been out of action since suffering a laceration on his right index finger on Friday night, but he's ready to go.
Apr 11 - 6:11 PM

Daniel Nava (finger) is expected to start in left field for the Angels on Monday night.

Nava was limited to pinch-hitting duties over the weekend after suffering a laceration on his left index finger Friday night. The cut did not require stitches and he should be back in the Angels' lineup for Monday's series opener against A's right-hander Sonny Gray.
Apr 11 - 8:50 AM

Daniel Nava (finger) will be available off the bench Saturday against the Rangers.

Nava cut his finger Friday night but didn't require stitches. He's healthy enough to swing and could draw a pinch-hitting appearance later in the game. Nava's platoon mate Craig Gentry will start in left field and bat second.
Apr 9 - 6:36 PM

Daniel Nava was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rangers after having his finger stepped on.

He'll presumably head for X-rays to rule out any sort of fracture and the club should have an update on his status shortly.
Apr 8 - 11:29 PM

Daniel Nava homered Sunday to help the Angels score a 5-1 victory over the Rangers.

Good to see after he took a Wily Peralta pitch off his helmet on Saturday. Nava's solo shot Sunday came in the third inning off Rangers right-hander Nick Martinez. Nava should start in left field against most right-handers this season for Anaheim, and he could also frequently bat second. That gives him serious DFS intrigue.
Mar 20 - 7:57 PM

Daniel Nava has no concussion symptoms after getting hit by a pitch from Brewers starter Wily Peralta on Saturday.

He does have a bruise on the side of his head but this injury shouldn't keep him sidelined for too long. Nava has raked all spring with a .538 average in 26 at-bats. He's headed for a left-field platoon with Craig Gentry.
Mar 19 - 6:21 PM

Daniel Nava left Saturday's game against the Brewers after taking a pitch off his helmet.

Wily Peralta drilled him with two outs in the second inning. Nava walked to first base under his own power but was then replaced by Rafael Ortega. He flew out to right field in his other plate appearance. Nava has had a phenomenal spring so far with 14 hits in 26 at-bats. He'll likely be checked for a concussion.
Mar 19 - 5:17 PM

Daniel Nava finished 2-for-3 with two RBI in the Angels' 4-4 Cactus League tie with the Mariners on Tuesday.

Nava hit an RBI double off Cody Martin in the bottom of the first inning and an RBI single off Justin De Fratus in the bottom of the fourth. The 33-year-old batted second today, and he could see at-bats there pretty regularly this summer in his part of a left-field platoon. Put him on a bargain-bin watch list for DFS lineups.
Mar 15 - 8:32 PM

Daniel Nava went 3-for-3 with three RBI in the Angels' 9-7 win over the Mariners in Cactus League action Saturday.

Nava had a two-run double in the fourth inning before adding an RBI single in the sixth. It was a good showing for the 33-year-old, who is battling for a place in the Angels' outfield.
Mar 5 - 7:26 PM

Angels signed OF Daniel Nava to a one-year, $1.375 million contract.

Nava built himself into something of a cult figure with the Red Sox in 2013, but he's trailed off dramatically in the two years since. The 32-year-old outfielder hit just .194/.315/.245 in 139 at-bats between the Rays and Red Sox last season. Tampa Bay designated him for assignment a week before Thanksgiving and he eventually opted for free agency. He hits right-handers pretty well and could act as part of a left-field platoon with Craig Gentry in Anaheim, but there's no real fantasy upside here.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 06:37:00 PM

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