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Boston Red Sox
2014 Avg.
.152
 
Career Avg.
.268
Name  Daniel Nava
Born  2/22/1983
Height  5-10
Weight  200
Number  29
Position  RF
Bats  S
Throws  L
3/31/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Daniel Nava will hit leadoff and start in right field Monday against Baltimore. SOURCE: Pete Abraham, Boston Globe
Insight: Nava spent most of his time hitting sixth last season but will step into the leadoff role while Shane Victorino is sidelined with a hamstring injury. His batting average (.303) was the eighth-highest in the American League last season.
 
3/28/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava could see a lot of work at the top of the Boston lineup this season.
Insight: Nava and Grady Sizemore have been the two players at the top of the Red Sox lineup the past week and manager manager John Farrell said Sizemore would bat in the middle of the lineup. Translation: Nava must be the leadoff guy. The 31-year-old is coming off a season in which he batted .303 with 12 homers, 66 RBI, 77 runs and an .830 OPS in 134 games.
 
2/28/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava (neck) will play Saturday.
Insight: Nava will be making his Grapefruit League debut after sitting out this week with a pinched nerve in his neck. The 31-year-old is coming off a season in which he batted .303 with 12 homers, 66 RBI, 77 runs and an .830 OPS in 134 games. He played primarily against lefties and will do so again this season.
 
10/27/2013 6:04:00 PM
Description: Daniel Nava will again get the start in left field Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Nava went 1-for-4 in Game 3 with a couple of RBI. The 30-year-old finished eighth in the American League with a .303 average during the regular season.
 
10/25/2013 6:41:00 PM
Description: Daniel Nava will start in left field for the Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series against the Cardinals, according to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com.
Insight: Jonny Gomes started the first two games of the series but Busch Stadium's left field is much more demanding than Fenway Park's. With right-hander Joe Kelly on the mound for the Cardinals, it's a no-brainer to start the lefty-swinging Nava and have Gomes available to pinch-hit against a lefty reliever.
 
10/17/2013 6:41:00 PM
Description: Boston left fielder Daniel Nava isn't starting Game 5 against the Tigers.
Insight: Nava went 1-for-3 in last night's 7-3 loss. There's a good chance he'll see action as a pinch-hitter later in the game.
 
10/16/2013 3:49:00 PM
Description: Daniel Nava is hitting sixth and starting in left field Wednesday against Detroit.
Insight: It's a no-brainer given Nava's history against Doug Fister (.417 career average). Jonny Gomes, Boston's starter in left field for Games 2 and 3, will take a seat in Game 4.
 
10/16/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Boston left fielder Daniel Nava hasn't played since Game 1 but if he does get the start in Game 4, he could post big numbers versus Tigers starter Doug Fister.
Insight: Nava is 5-for-12 in his career against Fister. He's had a quiet postseason, delivering just two hits in 11 trips to the plate (three walks).
 
10/13/2013 10:18:00 AM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava isn't expected to start Sunday against the Tigers. SOURCE: WEEI
Insight: Nava was actually the only player to have a hit against Detroit in Game 1. He'll take a seat in favor of Johnny Gomes, who holds a .333 lifetime average versus Max Scherzer.
 
10/6/2013 7:11:00 PM
Description: Boston left fielder Daniel Nava is expected to start Monday in Game 3 of the ALDS versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: Jonny Gomes (.247, 13 HR, 52 RBI) has started the first two games with lefties Matt Moore and David Price on the mound. Nava hit .303 with 12 homers, 66 RBI, 77 runs and an .831 OPS in 134 games this season.
 
10/5/2013 3:58:00 PM
Description: Boston left fielder Daniel Nava won't start Saturday against the Rays.
Insight: Jonny Gomes (.247, 13 HR, 52 RBI) will start in left field for the second game in a row. Gomes usually starts against lefties so this was to be expected. Nava should see more playing time when the series returns to Tampa Bay.
 
10/5/2013 11:05:00 AM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava has been dismal against Rays ace David Price in 20 lifetime at bats (just two hits).
Insight: Nava, a natural lefthander who switch-hits, isn't nearly as strong from the right side of the plate (.252 in 119 at bats compared to .322 batting lefty). Jonny Gomes is likely to get the start in left field for Game 2.
 
9/28/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: Boston left fielder Daniel Nava went 4-for-4 Saturday in a loss to Baltimore.
Insight: It's Nava's second four-hit game in the last two weeks. Nava's .303 average this season is eighth-best in the American League.
 
9/10/2013 11:36:00 AM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is just 1-for-18 (.056) against Tampa Bay ace David Price with eight strikeouts.
Insight: Nava has posted solid numbers as part of a left field platoon this season. He's hitting .296 with 11 homers, 58 RBI, 67 runs and an .833 OPS, but those numbers aren't likely to improve if he's in Tuesday's starting lineup.
 
9/4/2013 10:53:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava went 2-for-4 and hit his first home run since June 18 Wednesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Nava has posted solid numbers as part of a left field platoon this season. He's hitting .300 with 11 homers, 58 RBI, 66 runs and an .838 OPS.
 
8/5/2013 7:12:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox have placed left fielder Daniel Nava on paternity leave.
Insight: Nava should be back by the time the Red Sox begin their series against Kansas City on Thursday. Jonny Gomes will get the start in left field Monday at Houston.
 
7/29/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Boston outfielder Daniel Nava should not be in Monday's starting lineup as he's an ugly 1-for-18 (.056) with eight strikeouts in his matchups versus Tampa Bay starter David Price.
Insight: Nava posted a fantasy-worthy .885 OPS in April, but his production has dropped in each month since, from .820 to .758 to .697. He should be firmly entrenched on your bench after going hitless in the Baltimore series.
 
7/24/2013 10:21:00 AM
Description: You should not expect Boston outfielder Daniel Nava to be in Wednesday's starting lineup as he's an ugly 1-for-18 (.056) in his matchups versus Tampa Bay starter David Price.
Insight: Nava posted a fantasy-worthy .885 OPS in April, but his production has dropped in each month since, from .820 to .758 to .721. He should be firmly entrenched on your bench at this point in time.
 
7/7/2013 9:21:00 AM
Description: Boston corner outfielder Daniel Nava produced four hits Saturday in a loss at Anaheim.
Insight: He's had a big series so far (6-for-10 with three doubles). The 30-year-old is ninth in the AL in on base percentage this season (.379).
 
6/23/2013 1:20:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava will sit out Sunday's series finale against Detroit.
Insight: Nava went 1-for-4 in a loss Saturday. Jonny Gomes (.212, 5 HR, 17 RBI) will draw the start in left field Sunday against Tigers ace Justin Verlander.