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

Nava (thumb) will begin rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, the Boston Globe reports.

The rehab assignment can last up to 20 days, and we don't think the Red Sox are anxious to add Nava to the 25-man roster. He was hitting .159 with a .440 OPS when he was placed on the disabled list, and there's no obvious spot on the roster for him once he's healthy.

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

Nava (thumb) has been taking batting practice in the cage, the Boston Globe reports.

Nava, who's been on the disabled list since May 26, is not close to returning.

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

Nava (thumb) will try to start hitting Tuesday, the Boston Globe reports.

Nava recently received an injection for his sprained left thumb. He's been out of action since May 26.

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

Nava (thumb) has yet to swing a bat, the Boston Globe reports.

Manager John Farrell said an MRI confirmed a contusion "in the muscle in the left hand, and that's up from the thumb toward the palm area." Nava will continue to get treatment and do more strengthening, but there's no timetable for when Nava he'll begin swinging a bat.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF/RF BOS 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 months 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 3 months 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.