Daniel Nava 1B/LF.. BOS 17 Days

The Red Sox will tender Nava a contract, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Nava saw his production decline dramatically in a reduced role last season, with his OPS falling more than 120 points from 2013 (from .830 to .707), but the Red Sox still got well more than their money's worth from the 31-year-old ($556,500). Given the logjam of outfielders in Boston, Nava seems unlikely to see an increase in opportunities in 2015 (barring a trade), but he has strong on-base skills and certainly a good amount of real-life value in a reserve role.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF.. BOS 3 Months

Nava is out of the lineup Wednesday, CSNNE's Sean McAdam reports.

Allen Craig will start in right field, with Rusney Castillo making his debut in center field. Nava should still see some starts down the stretch, but playing time may be harder to come by now that Castillo is up with the big league club.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF.. BOS 3 Months

Nava is out of the lineup Thursday against the Royals, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

After starting the last six games, it seems apparent at this point that Nava has usurped Allen Craig for duties as Boston's primary right fielder. However, both Nava and Craig will give way to Jackie Bradley on Thursday, as he enters the outfield to give Nava a breather.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF.. BOS 4 Months

Nava is out of the lineup Thursday against the Yankees, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

The continued struggles of Allen Craig have allowed Nava to maintain regular action in the outfield, as Thursday will mark his first time out of the lineup in nine games. Nava doesn't have much pop in his bat or much speed to offer, but his knack for getting on-base should prompt manager John Farrell to continue to pencil him in on the lineup card.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF.. BOS 4 Months

Nava went 3-for-4 with a run scored, one RBI and his fourth stolen base in Boston's win over the Rays on Friday night.

The Red Sox have seen little consistent production in their outfield this year, but with Yoenis Cespedes joining the team and Nava heating up, they are finding it to be a rather crowded scenario. Nava will need to keep producing to keep getting regular playing time.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF.. BOS 4 Months

Nava went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Monday night's extra-inning win over Toronto.

Boston's outfield, unproductive all season, is suddenly crowded. With the surplus and a developing market for Nava, the Red Sox may end up dealing him in the coming week.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF.. BOS 4 Months

Nava batted leadoff and started at first base in place of the injured Mike Napoli (back) on Friday. He went 1-for-4 with a run and struck out once in a loss to the Mariners.

Brock Holt was getting a rare night off, so Nava filled in as the leadoff hitter. It's vote of confidence from manager John Farrell, who has talked about getting Nava regular at-bats once Allen Craig was healthy. In the two games since Craig returned from a foot injury, Nava's started both. His ability to play first and corner outfield gives the manager some options when rotating guys in and out. Of course, we'll need to see how the Rusney Castillo situation plays out over the final month of the season. The Cuban free agent will impact Nava's playing time.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF.. BOS 4 Months

Manager John Farrell said he'll find ways to keep the hot-hitting Nava in the lineup even when Allen Craig (foot) returns from the disabled list, the Boston Globe reports. "We'll be able to keep Daniel with a minimum number of at-bats," Farrell said. "For as well as he's swinging the bat, we're going to find a way to get him in the lineup. Much like we did with Brock Holt earlier, there'll be a way that we can accommodate all this."

Farrell was short on details, but Nava has played first base in the past. And the team had Craig taking ground balls at first during his current rehab from a foot injury.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF.. BOS 4 Months

Nava went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday night's win over Houston. It was Nava's third straight multi-hit game.

The news that Allen Craig's return from a foot injury is imminent -- he's set to begin a rehab assignment Monday -- means Nava may not been in the lineup everyday. Once Craig's activated, the Red Sox will have him and Yoenis Cespedes holding down the corner outfield spots. Which is too bad for Nava, who is hitting .331 with a .399 on-base percentage since June 1.

Daniel Nava 1B/LF.. BOS 4 Months

Nava went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and a run scored in Thursday night's win over Houston. It was his second consecutive multi-hit game.

When Boston acquired Allen Craig and Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline, conventional thought had Nava getting fewer at-bats, but circumstances have played out in such a way that Nava's been in the lineup pretty much everyday. Once Craig returns from the disabled list, that may change, but Nava is continuing a surge that began in June.