15DDaniel Nava 1B/LF/RF/DH LAA 1 week ago

Nava (groin) will be placed 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Nava left Monday's game with a groin injury, and although the injury isn't believed to be overly serious, he will require a stint on the disabled list. Fletcher is reporting that Nava hopes to miss the minimum amount of time before returning to the Angels. In his absence, Rafael Ortega will be recalled to add depth in the outfield.

15DDaniel Nava 1B/LF/RF/DH LAA 1 week ago

Nava (groin) will likely be placed on the disabled list, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Following his early exit from Monday's game against the Dodgers, Nava is scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday. If he's confirmed to have suffered a groin strain, he'll likely be placed on the DL by the end of the day. Already thin in the outfield, the Angels may need to rely on Shane Robinson and a minor-league call-up in left field until Nava and/or Craig Gentry (back) return(s).

15DDaniel Nava 1B/LF/RF/DH LAA 2 weeks ago

Nava went 2-for-4 with his first homer of the year, a walk and two runs against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As a part-timer in the Anaheim outfield, Nava doesn't get a lot of opportunities to get in the lineup, but he took advantage while batting fifth in this one. He's now equaled his homer total from 60 games last season.

15DDaniel Nava 1B/LF/RF/DH LAA 3 weeks ago

Nava is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Nava was activated from the disabled list Friday and started the first two games of the series, going 1-for-8 with two strikeouts. The outfielder will likely just be receiving the day off Sunday as a means of not getting overworked so soon after his return from DL, but look for him to serve as the Angels' primary left fielder until further notice. Ji-Man Choi will make the spot start Sunday in place of Nava.

15DDaniel Nava 1B/LF/RF/DH LAA 3 weeks ago

Nava (knee) was activated from the DL and is back in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He will return to left field and the two-hole in the batting order to face right-hander Cory Rasmus after missing three weeks with left patella tendinitis. Rafael Ortega was optioned down to make room for Nava on the active roster. Nava figures to remain in a platoon role, ceding starts against lefties to Shane Robinson with Craig Gentry (back) on the DL.

15DDaniel Nava 1B/LF/RF/DH LAA 4 weeks ago

Nava (knee) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with High-A Inland Empire,Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Nava has been on the disabled list since mid-April due to left patella tendinitis, allowing Rafael Ortega to form the larger half of a left-field platoon with Craig Gentry (back), who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Ortega now figures to platoon with Shane Robinson until Nava is available, which could happen by the end of the week.

15DDaniel Nava 1B/LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

Nava (knee) has not yet resumed baseball activities, the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A bout of left patella tendinitis forced Nava to the DL last weekend, and with the 33-year-old still shut down from baseball activities, a return when first eligible appears rather unlikely. Rafael Ortega has been serving on the favorable end of a left-field platoon in Nava's absence.

15DDaniel Nava 1B/LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

Nava was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with left patella tendinitis.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It sounds like Nava is capable of hitting, but he will require some time off before he can take part in the running and fielding part of the game. Rafael Ortega was recalled from Triple-A and immediately inserted into the lineup in the two hole. There is no official timetable for Nava's return.

15DDaniel Nava 1B/LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

Nava (hand) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the A's, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Nava has not started since suffering a cut on his finger in Friday's game, but he will return to action Monday night. Nava will man left field and hit second against A's starter Sonny Gray.

15DDaniel Nava 1B/LF/RF/DH LAA 2 months ago

Nava (hand) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Nava appears to be fine after suffering a laceration to his finger Friday, but with the Angels facing their fourth left-handed starter in five games, Craig Gentry will pick up another start in left field. Look for Nava to be available off the bench.