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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: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $505,500 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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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 Victorino was initially penciled in to play right field and bat sixth, but he has been replaced by Daniel Nava, who is batting eighth.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."


Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava comfortable in lefty-lefty matchups


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is looking more comfortable at the plate this spring. Nava decided this offseason to stop switch-hitting and go exclusively from the left-hand side. He went up against Francisco Liranio Saturday in a lefty-lefty matchup and Nava said he liked how it went, reports MLB.com.

"That was a good test," said Nava, who played first base on Saturday. "Everyone knows what he can do. He introduced me to it real quick. I faced him last year right-handed. He's challenging. That's why he's one of the best pitchers in the National League."

Nava has hit better from the left side his entire career and is hoping it will continue this season.

"I think I'm starting to get an idea," said Nava. "As much as I don't want to take pitches, I want to see stuff. So I'm starting to get an idea of what I need to do left-handed to put myself in a better position to take good swings."

Manager John Farrell thinks his timing is key to having success at the plate.

"He's put up very good at-bats against some good left-handers -- and today was one of them," said Farrell. "I even think there's some benefit when he does face a right-hander. He's stayed on the left side of the plate, so his timing may be more readily spot on when a right-hander does come in the game. He hasn't looked uncomfortable against left-handers. He still tracks and sees the ball very well."


Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava hitting only left-handed this spring


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is planning to only hit from the left side during this spring after hitting from both sides of the plate for most of his career, reports the Providence Journal.

"I'm definitely trying it out," Nava said. "I'm just really trying to see what becomes of it. I still have the right-hand swing; it's not in the garbage. Just knowing how the left-right splits are, I thought it would be a good shot to see with my approach if it could work."

Nava has hit .293 with a .385 slugging percentage from the left side in his career while hitting just .209 from the right.

"I just need more time to really get an idea. I might as well at least commit to it as long as I can, and we'll see what happens," Nava said. "I'm very realistic right now that it's going to be a challenge, but hopefully later down the road it might get a little easier."


Red Sox's Daniel Nava agrees to $1.85M salary to avoid arbitration


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) The Red Sox announced Thursday they agreed to terms with outfielder Daniel Nava, avoiding arbitration. Nava's 2015 salary will be $1.85 million, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Nava is in his first year of arbitration. He made $556,500 in 2014.


Report: Red Sox OF Daniel Nava files for $2.25 million


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava has filed for $2.25 million in arbitration, while the team has countered by filing for $1.3 million, Fangraphs reports.

Nava is in his first year of arbitration eligibility this offseason. He hit .270/.346/.361 with four home runs and 37 RBI in 363 at-bats in 2014.


Report: Red Sox's Miley, Nava, Porcello, Tazawa file arbitration


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Red Sox pitchers Wade Miley, Junichi Tazawa and Rick Porcello as well as outfielder Daniel Nava all filed for arbitration Tuesday, reports the Boston Globe. Figures will be exchanged Friday.

Red Sox's Nava contemplating giving up switch-hitting


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is thinking about giving up switch-hitting, according to WEEI.com.

"I didn’t think about it too much in 2013, but then last year I definitely thought about it," he said. "I’ve talked with [Red Sox hitting coach] Chili [Davis] about it before when I struggled in 2011. I asked him what he thought I should do because sometimes I felt terrible from one side. He told me you never feel the same on both sides, but there’s definitely a side I had more of a challenge with."

Nava is a career .293 hitter against right-handed pitchers, while he has just a .209 average against lefties. In 2014, he hit .293 against righties, while batting just .159 against lefties.

"I have thought about it. Is it something I’m going to do? I don’t know. It’s a tough thing to do," he said. "[Shane] Victorino did it a couple of years ago, just dropping it. It definitely runs through my head. It’s definitely something I’m considering doing, but at the same time it’s something I’ve never done. Would I even be effective lefty on lefty, or would it be better hitting against lefties from the right side. I would have to go out and give it a test run."


Red Sox tender contracts to Daniel Nava, Junichi Tazawa


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Red Sox announced Tuesday they tendered contracts to outfielder Daniel Nava and reliever Junichi Tazawa

Nava hit .270 with four home runs, 21 doubles and 37 RBI in 113 games in 2014, while Tazawa went 4-3 with a 2.86 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 71 appearances (63 innings).


Red Sox will find at-bats for Daniel Nava


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Even with Red Sox outfielder Allen Craig (foot) getting closer to a return, Boston manager John Farrell said Sunday he will find ways to get outfielder Daniel Nava into the lineup, per MLB.com.

"For as well as he's swinging the bat, we're going to find a way to get him in the lineup," Farrell said. "Much like we did with Brock Holt earlier, there will be a way we can accommodate all this."


Daniel Nava develops into 'dependable' outfielder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Since the start of July, Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is batting .303 (27 for 89) with a .357 on-base percentage in his last 28 games. However, he has no homers and just four doubles in that span.

Despite the lack of power, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday the 31-year-old outfielder has a place in the team's lineup.

"He’s a pretty darn dependable left-handed hitting outfielder and we view him as that. We value him," Farrell said, per ESPN. "There’s nothing that’s indicating his time here is changing as we go forward."


Report: Detroit, Kansas City eyeing Daniel Nava


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) American League Central contenders Detroit and Kansas City have shown interest in attaining struggling Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava, per the Boston Globe.

The Tigers and Royals are seeking depth at that position and would hope Nava could recapture the stroke that made him a success in 2013. He owns a stat line of .248/.327/.310. He has two home runs this season after slugging 12 a year ago.