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29 Daniel Nava RF
Height/Weight: 5-11/200 | Birthdate: 2/22/1983 | Birthplace: Redwood City, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Boston | College: | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: /images/baseball/mlb/players/170x170/1601139.png | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999

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Red Sox put RP Jean Machi on ML roster; Daniel Nava DFA'd


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) The Red Sox have added right-handed reliever Jean Machi to the Major League roster. Machi was picked up off waivers from the Giants on Tuesday.

Machi struggled with the Giants this season, posting a 5.14 ERA over 35 innings. But manager John Farrell explains the cause of Machi's struggles.

"His fastball velocity has been consistently between 92 to 94 mph. His damage has come with his slider," Farrell said, per MLB.com. "It hasn't been as sharp as it was the last two years. That's the pitch that we have to hone in on and regain that consistency.

"There is a little bit of a challenge bringing him in here with our situation with a need for innings right away with his inactivity. We'll see what he has."

Machi had made just one appearance for the Giants since the All-Star break.

To make room on the 40-man and 25-man rosters, Daniel Nava has been designated for assignment. 


Red Sox place outfielder Daniel Nava on waivers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava was designated for assignment Thursday. Nava appeared in just two games following his activation from the disabled list July 21.

Red Sox activate Daniel Nava on Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2015) The Red Sox removed outfielder Daniel Nava from the disabled list Tuesday, reports ESPNBoston.com.

Nava has been out since late May due to a thumb injury. He had been on a rehab assignment at Triple-A. Manager John Farrell said Nava would primarily be used off the bench.


Red Sox's Nava thriving on rehab assignment, no timetable for return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) There remains no timetable for Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava's return from a rehab assignment, manager John Farrell said Thursday.

Nava, who has been out since late May due to a thumb injury, homered and drove in four runs for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday. He has seven RBI in his last two games and has multiple hits in three straight games.

He is batting .321 (9 for 28) with one double, one home run, eight RBI, four runs, four walks, eight strikeouts and two stolen bases through eight games on his rehab assignment.


Red Sox OF Daniel Nava goes 1 for 3 in first rehab game


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava began his Triple-A rehab assignment on Thursday. Nava, who is nursing a sprained thumb, went 1 for 3 with two strikeouts as the designated hitter for Pawtucket. 

It is not clear when Nava will be able to rejoin the Red Sox roster.


Red Sox OF Daniel Nava to begin rehab assignment Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava, on the disabled list with a sprained thumb, is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A on Thursday, the Boston Herald reports. 

Nava has been on the DL since the end of May with the injury. He was 10 for 63 in 27 games prior to his injury.


Red Sox OF Daniel Nava (thumb) able to hit in batting cage


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava was able to do some hitting in the batting cage on Tuesday, according to MLB.com

The hope is for Nava to partake in a live batting practice session in the near future. Nava is on the disabled list with a left thumb strain. 


Red Sox's Farrell: Daniel Nava (thumb) yet to resume swinging


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) On Thursday, Red Sox manager John Farrell gave an update on the status of outfielder Daniel Nava, who is on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from a thumb sprain, MLB.com reports.

"Has not swung a bat yet," Farrell said of Nava. "The MRI confirmed that there's a contusion in the muscle in the left hand that's up from the thumb, toward the palm area. I don't know what the exact muscle it is, but there's inflammation that's going on there that they're still trying to calm down and heal, so he's going through treatments and strengthening. I don't have a date to put a bat back in his hand yet."

The Red Sox added Alejandro De Aza this week in a trade with the Orioles to provide depth the outfield with Nava and Shane Victorino sidelined.


Sprained thumb lands Red Sox OF Daniel Nava on DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) The placement of Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava on the disabled list Thursday was due to a sprained thumb, Comcast Sports Net has reported. He has been playing through the injury for a while.

Nava has been sliding since a fine 2013. His numbers dipped a year ago, but have fallen even more this season. He owns a slash line of .159/.190/.250.


Report: Red Sox shelve struggling OF Daniel Nava


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Red Sox struggling outfielder Daniel Nava is heading to the disabled list with an undisclosed ailment, per WEEI, which is further reporting that veteran southpaw Robbie Ross will be promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket to take his place.

Nava has received sporadic playing time recently and has been scuffling at the plate nearly all season. He has just four hits in his last 31 at-bats.


Red Sox RF Shane Victorino scratched from Thursday's lineup


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Rangers. Victorino was initially penciled in to play right field and bat sixth, but he has been replaced by Daniel Nava, who is batting eighth.

Manager John Farrell said Victorino was scratched with "general soreness localized to left calf". He is hopeful Victorino will be able to return in a day or two, according to the Boston Herald.

“You know you’re going to have to run him out there a few days, back off even on days where he feels like he’s capable, almost to protect him from himself," Farrell said. "This is a little bit of an unforeseen one, but ideally you walk in the clubhouse every day knowing that there’s 25 guys at your disposal and that’s not always the case.”


Farrell: Victorino could beat out Nava for more at-bats vs. righties


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) With Daniel Nava struggling at the plate as of late, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that outfielder Shane Victorino seeing more time at the plate against right-handed pitchers is "not out of the realm of possibility," per the Providence Journal.

Over his last 13 games, Nava has hit .100 (3 for 30) with a double, two RBI and six walks, lowering his batting average from .240 to .164 on the season. Victorino has hit .533 (8 for 15) with a double, a home run and three walks over his last six appearances (four starts). Victorino is hitting just .156 against righties this season.


Red Sox's Daniel Nava breaks hitless skid with RBI single


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Red Sox first baseman Daniel Nava went 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI in his team's 2-0 win over the A's Wednesday.

Nava entered the day mired in a 0-for-20 slump but managed to crack an RBI single in the second inning before reaching base two more times later in the game.

"Everybody tries to be positive. Some people like to look at the stats. Some people don't like to check them out," Nava said after the game, per MLB.com. "I don't like to check them out. I like to keep doing the same thing. There's stuff you try to address and see if you're doing something wrong, but I don't have too much going on in my swing, so sometimes I can get myself in trouble by trying to do a little more than I should be doing. We're glad we got out of here with that win."

Even with the excellent day, Nava has hit just .170/.273/.191 in 47 at-bats.


Slumping Brock Holt out, Daniel Nava in Red Sox lineup Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) With six hitless games in his last eight, Red Sox right fielder Brock Holt is set to sit Friday night in Toronto. Daniel Nava is playing the position instead.

Holt, who began the season on a 16-for-35 tear, has since managed just three hits in 27 at-bats as his average has shrunk from .457 to .317.

Nava hasn't exactly been tearing it up either. He is batting .143 on the year and hasn't had a hit since April 21.


Red Sox's Daniel Nava starting in right field Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is batting seventh and playing right field in Sunday's matchup with the Yankees.

Nava hasn't started in the outfield in more than a week, though he did draw two starts at first base on Monday and Tuesday. He's had plenty of success against Sunday starter Adam Warren, going 6 for 11 with two walks, three doubles, one home run and seven RBI against the Yankees starter in his career. With Nava in the lineup, Brock Holt is taking a seat for just the second time in the last seven games.

The Red Sox are favorites (-138) against the Yankees at home Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli out of the lineup again Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Blue Jays, the team announced per ESPN.com.

Napoli missed Monday's game while battling an illness. Manager John Farrell expects Napoli to be on the shelf for a few more days while battling the illness, according to the Providence Journal.

Daniel Nava will draw his second straight start at first and bat sixth. He is hitting .167 in 36 at-bats this season.


Mike Napoli out, Daniel Nava in Monday lineup for Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is set to sit Monday against Toronto with an illness. Daniel Nava will play the position instead.

Napoli has been hitting on-and-off lately. He is hitless in four of his last six games, but managed five hits in the other two combined. He still owns a weak slash line of .169/.280/.262 and has just one homer and four RBI all year.

Nava, however, has been worse at the plate in limited duty. He has just one hit in hls last 18 at-bats.


Daniel Nava starts in place of Shane Victorino for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Shane Victorino was left out of the Red Sox's starting lineup on Friday, for the second straight game. Victorino is battling a hamstring injury. 

In his place, Daniel Nava will start in right field and bat seventh. 

The Red Sox are 1.5 run underdogs at Baltimore. 


Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval, Daniel Nava back in the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Rays, the team announced. Sandoval was given the day off Monday and replaced by Brock Holt. He is hitting .289 with four RBI in 45 at-bats this season.

Also returning to the lineup is Daniel Nava, who will take first base, giving Mike Napoli the day off. Nava is hitting .238 with five RBI in 21 at-bats this season. The Red Sox are currently the underdogs (+116) against Tampa Bay.


Red Sox DH David Ortiz ejected Sunday for arguing strike-three call


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/19/2015) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was ejected during Sunday's game against the Orioles after arguing a checked-swing third strike call, reports the Boston Globe.

"The discussion was [about] our disagreement [over] a couple of check swings called today," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "We didn't feel like on either one he went."

Daniel Nava replaced Ortiz in the DH spot and went 0 for 2.


Victorino (ribs) scratched by Red Sox Saturday, Nava starts in RF


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) The Red Sox have scratched right fielder Shane Victorino from Saturday's lineup against the Orioles due to sore ribs and will instead play Daniel Nava, according to NESN.

Victorino injured the ribs Friday crashing into the outfield wall going after a fly ball.

He was originally hitting seventh in the order on Saturday.


John Farrell: Daniel Nava still exclusively hitting from left-hand side


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that Daniel Nava batted right-handed against a left-hander to get a bunt down.

Nava revealed this offseason that he would stop switch-hitting and go exclusively from the left-handed side. Farrell reiterated that he is still working only as a lefty, per the Providence Journal.

Nava entered the Friday's game in the sixth inning for Shane Victorino. He flied out in the sixth off right-hander Kevin Gausan, and sacrificed to first in the bottom of the ninth against southpaw Brian Matusz.

Nava is hitting .313 (5 for 16) with a .389 on-base percentage and five RBI in eight games this season.


Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts out of the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals, the team announced. In his place will be Brock Holt, making his second start of the season. Bogaerts has started all seven games for Boston so far this season at shortstop and is likely getting a day of rest. He is a career .277 hitter against right handers.

Also getting the day of his Shane Victorino, as Daniel Nava will replace him in right field and bat seventh. Nava is hitting .364 in 11 at-bats to start the year.

The Red Sox are currently the favorites (-124) over the Nationals.


Red Sox RF Shane Victorino gets a day of rest vs. Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino received a day of rest Wednesday night against Philadelphia. Daniel Nava got the start at right field and batted seventh against Aaron Harang, per the Boston Herald.

"I'll be honest with you, it's somewhat weather-related," manager John Farrell said of Victorino's absence. "Don't want to take any undue risk."

Victorino hinted during spring training he was capable of playing every day in the field. He told reporters he had no ill effects of crashing into the wall on Opening Day. Victorino has been held without a hit in his first three at-bats this season.


Red Sox to trim down loaded outfield soon


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) The Red Sox are expected to trim down its crowded outfield soon, with less than two weeks before Opening Day, according to MLB.com on Tuesday.

"We have to take these remaining days in camp here and determine what's best for us as an organization," said Farrell. "I'm not suggesting there's player movement anywhere, but there's only going to be three [starting] spots."

At this point, it appears as if Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts have left and center field locked up, respectively. Daniel Nava, Shane Victorino, Rusney Castillo and Allen Craig are all in the mix for the final spots.

"And there's six guys -- well, there will be five guys in that group to handle those three spots, with two guys coming off the bench. What that means for the final Opening Day roster remains to be seen.

"We're just trying to get more exposure to Rusney in right field; we need to get a better gauge on Vic's durability, if we can, over the coming days. We acknowledged from the first day in camp, the outfield, there's going to be a lot of focus on our outfield.

"That pretty much hasn't changed, but what we've seen are some really encouraging things. And that's how quickly Rusney's come back and shown decent timing at the plate [and] what Mookie's done in center field speaks for itself."