Daniel Nava

Baseball Player
Born Feb 22, 1983

Daniel James Nava is an American professional baseball outfielder with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Nava is only the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to hit a grand slam in his very first major league at bat and the second to do it on the first pitch.… Read More

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1983 Birth Born on February 22, 1983.


2007 24 Years Old Red Sox assistant director of pro scouting, Jared Porter, recommended the Sox sign Nava from the Chico Outlaws in 2007. … Read More
2009 26 Years Old In 2009, he hit .339 at high Single-A Salem before being called up to Double-A Portland, where he batted .364 with four home runs and a 25-to-12 walk-to-strikeout ratio. … Read More
…  He is the tenth player in Red Sox history to hit a home run in his first plate appearance with the club, the last being Darnell McDonald on April 20, 2010 against the Texas Rangers. … Read More
2011 28 Years Old Nava was designated for assignment and removed from the Red Sox' 40-man roster on May 20, 2011. … Read More
2012 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Nava's debut grand slam was the only major league home run to his credit in his first 188 at bats, until May 14, 2012, when he hit a two-run home run for the Red Sox at Fenway Park against the Seattle Mariners. … Read More


On July 29, 2013, Nava fell victim to a controversial call at home plate in which he was ruled out by umpire Jerry Meals, who later admitted that the call was incorrect.
He was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on April 23, 2014.
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