Daniel Nava
American baseball player
Daniel Nava
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.
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Angels rethink left-field platoon, cutting ties with Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry
LATimes - 7 months
One year ago, the tattered collection of players who manned left field for the Angels produced a .592 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, the worst mark in the major leagues that season, and the 10th-worst mark in the last century. This season, it was often said, could not be any worse. But against...
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Fan has a hand in another Angels loss
LATimes - 8 months
The ball boomed off Daniel Nava’s bat into the right-field corner. Surely, it would allow Mike Trout to gallop home from first base to tie the score in the Angels’ Friday night matchup with the Boston Red Sox that had bled into Saturday morning.  Then, ever so slightly, a fan reached over Fenway...
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Angels left fielder Daniel Nava appears headed for disabled list -- again
LATimes - 9 months
Angels left fielder Daniel Nava is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after he suffered a left-groin strain and was pulled from Monday night’s 7-6 victory over the Dodgers in the fifth inning. Nava, who will undergo an MRI exam on Tuesday, said he tweaked the hamstring...
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Angels put left fielder Daniel Nava on the disabled list because of tendinitis in his left knee
LATimes - 10 months
Normally, Daniel Nava would have appeared as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning Friday, with the score tied, Craig Gentry due to bat and a right-hander on the mound. But Nava, a left-handed hitter, stayed on the bench, providing a clue that he was not right. He batted one inning later, feeling...
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Angels drop split-squad spring games to Reds and White Sox
LATimes - 12 months
Cincinnati 8, Angels 5 Chicago White Sox 9, Angels 4 AT THE PLATE: Daniel Nava went two for two with a double and a walk as the designated hitter against Cincinnati in Goodyear, Ariz. Left fielder Nick Buss went three for three and robbed a home run. Infielder Jefry Marte hit a three-run home run.  ...
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Daniel Nava goes three for three in Angels' 9-7 exhibition win over Mariners
LATimes - 12 months
Highlights from the Angels' 9-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners: AT THE PLATE: Switch-hitting left fielder Daniel Nava doubled in two runs in the fourth inning after singling earlier in the game, both times batting right-handed. Those were the Angels' only runs until the sixth, when Nava singled...
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Daniel Nava goes three for three in Angels' 9-7 exhibition win over Mariners
LATimes - 12 months
Highlights from the Angels' 9-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners: AT THE PLATE: Switch-hitting left fielder Daniel Nava doubled in two runs in the fourth inning after singling earlier in the game, both times batting right-handed. Those were the Angels' only runs until the sixth, when Nava singled...
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Nava Agrees to $1,375,000, 1-Year Deal With LA Angels
NYTimes - about 1 year
Outfielder Daniel Nava and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a one-year contract for a $1,375,000 salary.
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MLB: Kansas City Royals suffer heavy loss to Boston Red Sox - SkySports
Google News - over 2 years
Kansas City Star MLB: Kansas City Royals suffer heavy loss to Boston Red Sox SkySports The Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a stylish 6-0 win in Sunday's MLB action. Jon Lester struck out in eight in as many innings, allowing just four hits, and Daniel Nava drove in three runs in a one-sided affair ... Lester sharp again as Red Sox top Royals 6-0Rutland Herald Red Sox blank RoyalsDaily Item Lester sharp again as Sox finish sweep of RoyalsSeacoastonline.com Boston Globe -Boston Herald -Concord Monitor all 609 news articles »
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Popular Red Sox bench coach on Cubs' radar
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Club expected to ask permission to interview Lovullo for manager position Daniel Nava answered the question before Torey Lovullo could respond.     
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Red Sox Top Cardinals 3-1: Jon Lester Earns Win In World Series Game 5 (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship. Lester bested Adam Wainwright once again, journeyman David Ross hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Red Sox downed the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Monday night to take a 3-2 Series edge. David Ortiz delivered his latest big hit, too, sending this bearded band of Red Sox back to Fenway Park with a chance to clinch their third crown in a decade. Not since 1918 has Boston won the title at its own ballpark. John Lackey gets the first chance Wednesday night against St. Louis rookie sensation Michael Wacha. A Cardinals win would set up a most spooky proposition for both teams — Game 7 on Halloween night. Lester enhanced his reputation as an October ace with every pitch. He allowed one run and four hits in 7 2-3 innings, striking out seven without a walk. Nearly the same line he had in beating Wainwright in the opener. The lefty who's won all thr ...
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Red Sox Edge Cardinals 4-2 In World Series Game 4 After Kolten Wong Was Picked Off At First (VIDEOS)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS (AP) — There's no telling how these wacky World Series games will end. One night after a rare obstruction call, Jonny Gomes hit a decisive homer when he wasn't even in the original lineup and Koji Uehara picked off a rookie at first base for the final out. An entertaining, even goofy World Series is tied at two games apiece following Boston's 4-2 victory Sunday night, which ensured the title will be decided back at Boston's Fenway Park. "Emotional roller-coaster here, obviously," Gomes said. Inserted into the lineup about 75 minutes before gametime, Gomes hit a tiebreaking, three-run shot off reliever Seth Maness in the sixth inning. Felix Doubront and surprise reliever John Lackey, both starters during the regular season, picked up for a gritty Clay Buchholz to help the Red Sox hang on. And of course, another bizarre ending: Uehara picked off pinch-runner Kolten Wong — with postseason star Carlos Beltran standing at the plate. It was the first posts ...
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World Series Game Capsule
Fox News - over 3 years
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Cardinals have the upper hand in the World Series after a crazy ending to Game 3 at Busch Stadium. Will Middlebrooks was called for obstructing Allen Craig's path to home plate, and the Cardinals were awarded the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Yadier Molina singled off Brandon Workman (0-1), and Craig, in a pinch-hit role, doubled to the left field corner against Koji Uehara. Jon Jay then hit a sharp grounder to second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who threw home to get Molina. After catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia threw low to third to try to get Craig, the ball caromed off Middlebrooks' glove and Craig's arm and bounced away. As Craig -- running on a sprained left foot -- got up to run home, Middlebrooks, lying on his stomach, raised his legs and Craig tripped over them. Saltalama ...
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 31
    On September 14, 2014, Nava hit his second career grand slam off of Kansas City Royals pitcher Aaron Crow.
    More Details Hide Details On July 30, 2015, Nava was designated for assignment after struggling throughout the season with injuries and inconsistency at the plate. Nava was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays on August 5. He made his debut with the Rays two days later, facing the New York Mets and starting in right field. Batting 7th, he went for 2, before being lifted for a pinch hitter. After the season he was designated for assignment. Nava signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on December 16, 2015. After spring training ended, Nava ended up on the 15-day DL. He was activated towards the end of the month of May. After struggling offensively and in a platoon role, the Angels designated him for assignment in July. He would finish his tenure with the Angels hitting .235 with 1 home run in 45 games.
    He was again recalled on June 2, 2014.
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    He was recalled on May 27, 2014 after Shane Victorino went on the disabled list.
    More Details Hide Details Nava still failed to improve and was again demoted to Triple-A on June 1, 2014.
    He was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on April 23, 2014.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 30
    With the Red Sox finishing 97-65, the team won the AL East and eventually the 2013 World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals.
    More Details Hide Details Despite winning the World Series the previous season, Nava’s batted only .136 with 2 homers and 3 RBI in the first 17 games in 2014.
    Nava platooned with Jonny Gomes in left field throughout the Red Sox' championship season of 2013, posting career highs in games played and all offensive categories.
    More Details Hide Details He placed eighth in the American League in batting average (.303) and fifth (.385) in on-base percentage.
    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 29
    Nava's father, Don, is a fitness instructor and a coach. Nava got married in the early offseason of 2012.
    More Details Hide Details He and his wife, Rachel, have one daughter. From 2008 to 2010, he left a ticket at every minor league home game for ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 88 games played in 2012, Nava batted .243 with 6 home runs and 33 RBI. Nava hit a three-run home run which proved to be the winning margin on April 20, the first Red Sox home game after the Boston Marathon bombings earlier that week.
  • 2011
    Age 28
    Nava was designated for assignment and removed from the Red Sox' 40-man roster on May 20, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He passed through waivers unclaimed and was out-righted back to the Pawtucket Red Sox. Nava was not invited to major league training camp in 2012, but was recalled to the major league in May of that year, due to the absences of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    On August 17, 2010 he was again recalled after Ellsbury re-injured his ribs.
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    He was recalled to Boston on August 2, 2010 to replace Mike Cameron, who was placed on the DL, then optioned two days later to make room for Ellsbury.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Creighton Gubanich is the only other player in Red Sox history to hit a grand slam for his first big league hit; however, it was not in Gubanich's first Major League at-bat. Bill LeFebvre is the only other player in Red Sox history to hit a home run on the first pitch thrown to him in the big leagues, doing so June 10, 1938. Due to his outstanding debut, Nava continued to start for the Red Sox. On June 17, he had his first three-hit game, two of those hits being doubles, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Nava reached base safely in his first 13 MLB games. Nava was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket on July 22, 2010 to make room for Hermida, who came off the DL.
  • 2009
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His OPS was .991. In 2010, Nava spent two months in AAA. At that time he was quoted as saying, "I know I have the talent and the ability, and I can keep playing at the next level," he said. "If I didn't think I could, I would have been like, ‘You know what? There’s no point.’ … I definitely thought I could perform and perform well. That’s why I kept on going. Quitting’s just not much of an option for me." Nava made his Major League debut with the Boston Red Sox on June 12, at Fenway Park as the starting left fielder against the Philadelphia Phillies. He was called up to help with the team's outfield situation, with Jacoby Ellsbury and Jeremy Hermida on the disabled list and Josh Reddick optioned to the minor leagues for more playing time.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    Red Sox assistant director of pro scouting, Jared Porter, recommended the Sox sign Nava from the Chico Outlaws in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The Red Sox paid the Outlaws $1 for the rights to Nava, with an agreement that the Outlaws would receive an additional $1,499 if the Red Sox kept Nava after spring training. In 2008, Nava played for high Single-A Lancaster and hit .341 with 10 home runs and 59 RBI in 85 games. His on-base plus slugging percentage was .948.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Age 0
    Born on February 22, 1983.
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