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29 Daniel Nava RF
Height/Weight: 5-11/200 | Birthdate: 2/22/1983 | Birthplace: Redwood City, CA | Bats/Throws: S/L | Team: Boston | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $505,500 | Owned/Started%: 10/7 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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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.


Daniel Nava remains on roll in Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) The resurgence of Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava continued Sunday with another strong offensive effort. He hit a ground-rule double to plate two in the third inning and added a sacrifice fly in the fourth to help his team to a lopsided win over Kansas City.

Nava, who added a single, has seven hits in his last four games combined.


Daniel Nava heating up


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava, who hit .161 in April, has been dynamite since his June 2 recall from the minors. This month Nava is batting .379 and has reached base in 17 of his 35 plate appearances. He went 0 for 2 with three walks Sunday.

Daniel Nava breaks out with three-hit game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014)  Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava showed some signs of life for the first time Saturday, as he recorded a three-hit game in an 8-6 loss to the Tigers.

Nava entered the game with just 11 hits in 82 at-bats to open the season, but was 3 for 4 against the Tigers. All three hits were singles in the loss, and he added a stolen base as well.

Nava is still hitting just .163 for the season, but is 4 for 9 over his last three appearances. 


Daniel Nava getting starting shot against Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava has received a rare start for the Wednesday night game in Cleveland. He is replacing Jonny Gomes in the lineup.

Nava has had a miserable season that has included two demotions to Triple-A Pawtucket. His stat line of .130/.221/.234 pales in comparison to the one he recorded in 2013, when he played a significant role in the team's run to the World Series title.


Red Sox announce roster moves Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) The Red Sox announced several roster moves following Sunday's 4-0 victory over the Rays. The team placed Mike Carp on the 15-day disabled list with a broke right foot. The team also optioned infielder Garin Cecchini down and recalled shortstop Stephen Drew and outfielder Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Report: Daniel Nava to be called up


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) With outfielder Mike Carp out with a broken foot, the Red Sox will promote outfielder Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket, reports the Providence Journal. Nava is a woeful 10 for 77 (.130) in the majors this year.

Daniel Nava optioned to Triple-A Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava has been optioned to Triple-A Saturday.

Nava was sent down to make room for Rubby De La Rosa, who was called up to start Saturday's game. In 77 at-bats, Nava has hit .130.


Daniel Nava gets the call with Shane Victorino on DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) The Red Sox recalled Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday, after Shane Victorino was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Nava hit just .149/.240/.269 in his first stint with the Red Sox this season, but was a bit better in Triple-A. He hit .253/.347/.398 for Pawtucket in 98 at-bats. 


Report: Daniel Nava sent to minors


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Struggling outfielder Daniel Nava has been demoted from the Red Sox to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to radio station WEEI. His first two-hit game of the season Tuesday apparently could not save him.

Nava is 3 for 21 in his last six games and owns a terrible .149/.240/.269 stat line. The numbers represent a tremendous drop from those he achieved in a breakout 2013, during which he batted .303 with 12 home runs, 66 RBI and 77 runs in 458 at-bats.


Daniel Nava could be the odd man out


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava could be the odd man out of the team's outfield once Shane Victorino returns, according to the Boston Herald

Nava has options remaining, which could make him the ideal candidate to be sent down. Jackie Bradley Jr. also has options, but the team is happy with his defense in center. Nava has had a tough time getting things going early, hitting .136 in 59 at-bats.


Daniel Nava goes deep, still slumping


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava snapped out of his season-opening slump just a little Thursday, with a rare show of power.

Nava hit his first home run of the season, though still wasn't quite able to prove he has emerged from his slump. He still went 1 for 4 with one run driven in, while striking out three times in a 4-1 loss.

Nava has struck out in six of his last seven at-bats, and now has 10 strikeouts in 36 at-bats for the season. He is hitting just .139/.205/250 with one home run and two RBI in nine games.  


Injury forces Red Sox to shuffle opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10:46 am ET) The Red Sox announced before Monday's season opener against the Red Sox they placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Victorino's absence meant Daniel Nava hit leadoff and started in right field, and Mike Carp got the start over Jonny Gomes in left field. Carp hit fifth for the Red Sox.


Three standouts among 19 Red Sox signed to one-year deals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) The Red Sox have signed 19 players to one-year deals. The most significant are starting pitcher Felix Doubront ($586.000), outfielder Daniel Nava ($556,000) and third baseman Will Middlebrooks ($540,000), according to WEEI.com.

Daniel Nava homers in first spring action


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava made his spring training debut, as expected, Saturday against the Twins. Nava, who has been dealing with a pinched nerve in his neck, started the game in left field and opened the game with a solo home run in the first inning before finishing 1 for 2 overall.

Nava is expected to be the starting left fielder, coming off a season that saw him hit .303/.385/.445 with 12 home runs in 458 at-bats.