Daniel Nava 1B/LF/RF BOS 2 hours ago

Nava was placed on the 15-day DL because of a sprained thumb, which he has been playing through for a while, CSN New England's Sean McAdam reports.

It's possible the sprained thumb has become too difficult to play through, but it may also be the case that the Red Sox just want the struggling Nava to take some time off to get back to 100 percent. Either way, Nava will likely return to a crowded outfield situation, especially if Shane Victorino (calf) makes a quick recovery and can actually stay healthy for a little bit.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF/RF BOS 5 hours ago

Nava will be placed on the 15-day DL Thursday, WEEI.com's John Tomase reports.

There is no official injury that has been announced by the Red Sox at this point, but given how bad Nava has been, the team was likely looking for any excuse to open up a roster spot via removing him from the 25-man roster. He is hitting .159 and slugging .190 so far this season, and his days as a member of the Red Sox may be nearing an end. Carlos Peguero will help serve as outfield depth for the foreseeable future.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF/RF BOS 5 days ago

Nava entered Friday night's game as a replacement for the injured Hanley Ramirez (hand) in left field. He went 0-for-2, including a double-play ground out with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.

Nava's hitting just .167 and he doesn't get enough at-bats to find a groove at the plate. In sporadic playing time over the past month, Nava has four hits and 10 strikeouts in his last 35 at-bats. With the Red Sox struggling on offense, we wonder how long they can afford to carry Nava.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF/RF BOS 2 weeks ago

Nava went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in Wednesday's win over Oakland.

Nava, who got the start at first base, snapped an 0-for-20 skid, which had extended over three weeks, with a second-inning single. With Hanley Ramirez and Shane Victorino back in the lineup, Nava's opportunities will be limited. He has become the team's primary backup at first base now that Allen Craig is at Triple-A Pawtucket.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF/RF BOS 3 weeks ago

Nava is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports.

Nava returned to the lineup Sunday after being held out three straight games, but he'll give way to Brock Holt, who will start in right field and bat seventh in his stead.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF/RF BOS 1 month ago

Nava started at first base Tuesday night in place of Mike Napoli (illness). He went 0-for-3 with a walk.

Napoli has missed two games because of the illness and is expected to miss another couple of days. That gives Nava or Allen Craig an opportunity for some at-bats, depending on the handedness of the pitcher. With right-hander R.A. Dickey scheduled to start Wednesday, we expect the lefty-swinging Nava to start again.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF/RF BOS 2 months ago

Nava started in left field in place of the resting Hanley Ramirez and went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Yankees.

Through five games, Nava's found his way into three of them. He has four hits and four RBI the last two games.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF/RF BOS 2 months ago

Nava went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Friday night's 19-inning win over the Yankees.

Nava's started twice in the first four games, replacing Shane Victorino in right field. His left-handed bat should get him in the lineup two-to-three times per week.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF/RF BOS 2 months ago

Nava went 0-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday night's loss to the Phillies.

Nava made his season debut, replacing Shane Victorino in right field, because Philadelphia started right-hander Aaron Harang. The Red Sox lineup favors right-handed batters and any chance manager John Farrell has to get the left-handed hitting Nava into the lineup, he will. This is not a strict platoon, but early on we expect Farrell to take it easy on Victorino, who had surgery on his back last year.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF/RF BOS 2 months ago

Nava will start in right field and bat sixth for the Red Sox on Tuesday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Nava could be part of a soft platoon with Shane Victorino, as Nava's splits favor right-handed pitching and Victorino's favor south paws, but nothing is set in stone at this point. Another explanation could be that Victorino ran into the wall during Tuesday's game, and something developed overnight. Regardless, Nava will start in right field Wednesday, sending Victorino to the bench.