Daniel Nava is not in the Red Sox starting lineup Monday.
Nava is a guy that just never goes away; hes been cut from teams at every level but is a true professional whos always in good shape and working hard at his craft. Swimming upstream (as per usual) for a spot on the 2013 Red Sox, he nevertheless played his way onto the team and has been one of their best hitters with a .975 OPS in 66 plate appearances. His best attribute is his plate approach: Nava works pitchers and doesnt chase many balls outside the strike zone. Hes 30 years old, streaky, and theres risk of the bottom falling out, but theres no reason Nava cant be useful for a bit longer as he continues getting at-bats. Analyst: RotoBaller.com View Profile
Daniel Nava has returned to the Red Sox lineup on Friday.
Nava figures to bat second at times against right-handed pitching with Shane Victorino being moved down in the order, at least until David Ortiz returns causing the Sox to rework their lineup. Nava has a few weeks to prove he deserves consistent at-bats. Analyst: Ray Flowers View Profile
Daniel Nava is batting 2nd, and will be the Red Sox DH Wednesday night against the Yankees.
Nava will face Hiroki Kuroda with one hit in two at-bats career. This is move a match-up move as Jonny Gomes will take a seat. Nava has limited power, but has the ability to get on base and help out in the OBP/OPS categories. Analyst: Rob Trayah View Profile
Red Sox OF Daniel Nava, out for the last three games with a left hand injury, took some swings today and felt better. He could be available off the bench tonight and perhaps in the lineup against the Cubs on Friday.