Daniel Nava

Daniel Nava #7

  • RF
  • B/T: S/L
  • 5' 11"/200
  • Age: 32

Daniel Nava Stats

.194 1 10 1 .560

Daniel Nava MLB Career Stats

.265 24 172 9 .740

Daniel Nava Bio

  • Full Name: Daniel James Nava
  • Pronunciation: NAH-vuh
  • Born: 2/22/1983 in Redwood City, CA
  • College: Santa Clara
  • Debut: June 12, 2010
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2015 Stats 139 13 27 1 10 1 .194 .315 .560
MLB Career Stats 1388 192 368 24 172 9 .265 .358 .740
  • Status: Designated for Assignment

Daniel Nava Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Rays AL 166 91 87.10 206.88 -2.04 11.52 32.75
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.20 0.43 8.96 33.39


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August 5, 2015 at 5:14 PM ET

Nava claimed by Rays

Outfielder Daniel Nava, who was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Thursday, was reportedly claimed by the Rays on Wednesday. But the club has not confirmed.

July 30, 2015 at 8:42 PM ET

Nava designated to clear room for arms

Daniel Nava started his career with the Red Sox by belting a grand slam on the first pitch he saw in the Major Leagues. His time with the club will likely end in a much more unceremonious way, as the outfielder was designated for assignment on Thursday.


Daniel Nava Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2013 Boston AL

Daniel Nava Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2013 .303 8th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2013 .831 16th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2013 .385 5th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2010 8 18th in AL
2012 9 11th in AL
2013 15 2nd in AL
2014 10 7th in AL

Daniel Nava Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 20, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays designated RF Daniel Nava for assignment.
August 5, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays claimed RF Daniel Nava off waivers from Boston Red Sox.
July 30, 2015 Boston Red Sox designated RF Daniel Nava for assignment.
July 21, 2015 Boston Red Sox activated RF Daniel Nava from the 15-day disabled list.
July 2, 2015 Boston Red Sox sent OF Daniel Nava on a rehab assignment to Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 28, 2015 Boston Red Sox placed RF Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 26, 2015. left thumb strain
June 2, 2014 Boston Red Sox recalled RF Daniel Nava from Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 31, 2014 Boston Red Sox optioned RF Daniel Nava to Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 24, 2014 Boston Red Sox recalled Daniel Nava from Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 23, 2014 Boston Red Sox optioned RF Daniel Nava to Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 8, 2013 Daniel Nava roster status changed by Boston Red Sox.
August 5, 2013 Boston Red Sox placed LF Daniel Nava on the paternity list.
September 9, 2012 Boston Red Sox activated LF Daniel Nava from the 15-day disabled list.
August 25, 2012 Boston Red Sox placed LF Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 23, 2012. Left wrist sprain.
August 21, 2012 Boston Red Sox activated LF Daniel Nava from the 15-day disabled list.
August 19, 2012 sent LF Daniel Nava on a rehab assignment to Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 1, 2012 Boston Red Sox placed LF Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 29, 2012. Sprained left wrist.
May 10, 2012 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of LF Daniel Nava from Pawtucket Red Sox.
March 17, 2012 LF Daniel Nava assigned to Boston Red Sox.
May 26, 2011 Boston Red Sox sent Daniel Nava outright to Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 20, 2011 Pawtucket Red Sox designated Daniel Nava for assignment.
May 20, 2011 Boston Red Sox designated Daniel Nava for assignment.
March 20, 2011 Boston Red Sox optioned Daniel Nava to Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 17, 2010 Boston Red Sox recalled Daniel Nava from Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 4, 2010 Boston Red Sox optioned Daniel Nava to Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 2, 2010 Boston Red Sox recalled Daniel Nava from Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 22, 2010 Boston Red Sox optioned Daniel Nava to Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 12, 2010 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Daniel Nava from Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 7, 2010 Daniel Nava assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
March 3, 2010 RF Daniel Nava assigned to Boston Red Sox.
August 5, 2009 RF Daniel Nava assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
July 10, 2009 Daniel Nava roster status changed by Salem Red Sox.
June 25, 2009 Salem Red Sox placed RF Daniel Nava on the 7-day disabled list.
June 12, 2009 Salem Red Sox activated RF Daniel Nava from the 7-day disabled list.
March 31, 2009 Salem Red Sox placed OF Daniel Nava on the 7-day disabled list.

Daniel James Nava Bio Info

Married to Rachel…The couple has a daughter, Faith. Led the West Coast Conference in AVG (.395) and OBP (.495), and posted a 1.000 fielding percentage in 54 games in his only season with Santa Clara (CA) University as a senior in 2006. Hit over .400 in 2 seasons at the College of San Mateo from 2004-05. Graduated from St. Francis (CA) High School.


Spent most of the season with Boston and ranked 2nd on the team with 100 games in the OF...Combined to start 88 games in the outfield, including a club-high 69 games and 57 starts in RF...Also played 38 games (31 starts) in LF, made 11 appearances (6 starts) at 1B, and made 1 start at DH...Recorded a career-high 9 outfield assists, T-8th most in the AL...His 8 assists from RF ranked T-4th in the AL...Tied for 7th in the AL with 10 HBP...Had a .293 AVG (88-for-300) with all 4 HR and a .372 OBP vs. right-handed pitchers...Hit a team-best .295 (23-for-78) with RISP (min. 20 PA), including 4-for-6 with the bases loaded...Went 10-for-67 (.149) in his first 17 games and was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on 4/22...Recalled on 5/24 and went 0-for-10 in 5 games before rejoining the PawSox on 5/31...Recalled again on 6/2 and played in 91 of the club's 104 games (76 starts) over the duration of the season...Hit .313 in June, .349 in July, .280 in August, and .299 in September...In the last 4 months of the season, led the team (min. 300 PA) with a .308 AVG (T-9th in AL) and .379 OBP (11th in AL)...During that time, ranked 5th among AL outfielders in AVG and 4th in OBP...From 6/1 through the end of the season, hit .323 (4th in AL) with a .395 OBP (6th in AL) vs. right-handed pitching...Drew a career-high 3 BB on 6/15 vs. CLE, a 3-2 loss in 11 innings...Walked in each of his first 3 PA...Pinch-hit and scored the game-winning run in back-to-back walk-off wins, 7/9 (2B) and 7/10 vs. CWS (BB)...Hit safely in a career-high 9 straight games from 9/14-24 (.333, 10-for-30)...Reached base safely in 15 of his last 17 starts beginning on 9/7...In that time, hit .322 (19-for-59) with 14 RBI...Hit a grand slam in the 6th inning on 9/14 at KC, turning a 4-3 deficit into a 7-4 lead...Was his 2nd career slam, 1st since he did it on his 1st ML pitch seen on 6/12/10 vs. PHI...While with Pawtucket from 4/25-5/23, hit .253 (21-for- 83) with 3 2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI, and 12 BB...Reached safely by hit or walk in 21 of 24 Triple-A games...Hit an inside-the-park HR on 5/16 at Indianapolis


Ranked 5th among AL qualifiers in OBP (.385) and 8th in AVG (.303)…Named Most Improved Red Sox Player by the Boston chapter of the BBWAA. Reached safely in 105 of a career-high 134 games in his 1st full major league season…Reached in 104 of his 121 starts (86%). Hit at a .322 clip (109-for-339) vs. right-handed pitchers, the 7th-best mark in the AL. Finished 2nd on the team and 5th in the AL with a .385 OBP, the 2nd-best mark among primary AL outfielders behind LAA's Mike Trout (.432)...His .831 OPS ranked 3rd among primary AL outfielders behind Trout (.988) and TOR's Jose Bautista (.856). Among ML switch-hitters, ranked 1st in OBP, 2nd in OPS, T-5th in runs scored (77), and T-9th in RBI (66). Placed 2nd in the AL with 15 HBP and T-5th with 8 sacrifice flies. Appeared in 69 games in RF (51 starts) and 63 in LF (56 starts)...Made only career ML appearance in CF with a start there on 7/8 at SEA...Also played 19 games at 1B (8 starts), his 1st pro action at the position. Had a career-high streak of 41 consecutive starts reaching base from 6/22-9/6 (.356 AVG, 53-for-149, 16 BB, 7 HBP, .439 OBP)...It was the 2nd-longest such streak in the AL in 2013 (Miguel Cabrera, 44 starts from 5/14-6/30) and the longest by a Red Sox since Kevin Youkilis' 44-start streak, 7/12-9/10/08…No other Red Sox switch-hitter has compiled such a streak since at least 1916. 10 of his 12 homers came off right-handed pitching...Had a .367 AVG (36-for-98) vs. righties beginning on 8/1. Led MLB (min. 150 PA) with a .356 AVG (47-for-132) and ranked 2nd in the AL with a .427 OBP from 8/1 through the end of the season...Had 14 doubles, 2 homers, 14 RBI, and 13 walks in 40 games over the stretch. Collected a season/career-high 4 hits on 4 occasions (6/1 at NYY, 7/6 at LAA, 9/15 vs. NYY, 9/28 at BAL), tied for most 4-hit games on the team (also David Ortiz) and T-3rd in the AL. 5 of his 12 homers gave the Red Sox a lead...Went deep in a career-high 3 straight games from 4/7-10. Homered in BOS' first 2 home games of the season, with a deciding 3-run shot in the 7th inning on 4/8 vs. BAL and a go-ahead solo homer in the 6th inning on 4/10 vs. BAL. Drove in multiple runs in a career-high 3 straight games from 4/17-20, with 7 total RBI in that stretch. Reached in all 4 plate appearances on 5/23 vs. CLE, going 2-for-2 with 2 walks. the 8th inning on 4/20 vs. KC to give the Sox a 4-2 lead in an eventual 4-3 victory...Was the Red Sox' 1st home game following the tragic events at the Boston Marathon. Led off 8 times, including in 5 straight games from 5/31-6/5 (.364 AVG, 8-for-22)...Scored career- high 4 runs 6/4 vs. TEX after a 3-for-4 effort (2 2B, RBI, BB, SF). Drove in game-winning run in both Sox wins during a June set at TB...Had a 2-run HR for BOS' only runs in a 2-1 win on 6/12...Hit a go-ahead, 14th-inning single on 6/10, his 1st career go-ahead hit in 9th inning or later. Had 3 season-long hit streaks of 7 games, from 4/3-13 (.391 AVG, .9-for-23), 6/8-13 (.313 AVG, 10-for-32), and 7/5-11 (.375 AVG, 12-for-32)...They matched the longest single-season hit streak of his career (5 times overall). Drove in the game-winning run in the top of the 10th in ing on 7/11 at SEA with a single off Tom Wilhelmsen. Batted .396 (19-for-48) in August, the 3rd-best mark in MLB in the month (2nd in AL). Hit a 2-run homer in the 6th inning on 9/4 vs. DET, his 1st long ball since 6/18 vs. TB (G2)...Ended a 49-game and 160-AB homerless drought. Played in 9 postseason games en route to the World Series championship…Hit safely in 5 contests, batting .200 (5-for-25) with a double, 2 RBI, and 3 walks…Made 7 starts (5 in LF, 2 in RF), including 6 starts on the road…Reached safely in 3 of 7 PA over 2 ALDS games, both starts in LF in Games 3 and 4 at TB…Went 1-2 with 2 walks in clinching Game 4…Was 1-for-3 in each of his ALCS starts vs. DET…Had the Sox' only hit in ALCS Game 1, a 1-out single in the 9th off Joaquin Benoit…Played in 5 World Series games vs. STL, including starts in Games 3-5…In Game 1, had a pinch-hit double to lead off the bottom of the 8th inning and scored on Xander Bogaerts' sac fly…Drove in 2 of the Sox' 4 runs in a Game 3 loss, including the tying run with a 6th-inning single.

2012 Selected to Boston on 5/10 and remained with the Red Sox for the duration of the season...Had 2 separate stints on the DL due to left wrist problems. Played 88 games (71 starts) in his 1st major league action since his debut season in 2010...Reached base safely in 66 of 85 games with a PA overall in 2012. Led the club with 76 games and 66 starts in left field...Ranked 2nd on the team with 79 games in the outfield overall (Cody Ross, 116)...Tallied 5 assists, all from left field, 6th most from the position in the AL...Also appeared in 4 games in right field (2 starts) and started 3 times at DH. Was hit by a pitch a team-high 9 times, tied for 11th most in the AL. Batted .269 (50-for-186) and ranked 9th in the AL with a .383 OBP against right-handed pitchers (min. 200 PA) compared to .185 (15-for-81) with a .280 OBP vs. lefties...Hit .280 (42-for-150) at home and .197 (23-for- 117) on the road. Belted 6 home runs after entering the season with 1 major league homer on his 6/12/10 debut...His 1st homer of the season, a 2-run shot on 5/14 vs. SEA, snapped a 60-game and 171-AB homerless drought. Homered in back-to-back games for the 1st time in his career on 9/30 at BAL and 10/1 at NYY. Had a pair of career-high 7-game hit streaks, including his 1st 7 games of the season from 5/10-16 (.474, 9-for-19)...Had another 7-gamer from 6/17-24 (.522, 12-for-23). Reached safely in 22 of 25 leadoff starts in 2012 after starting as the leadoff hitter just twice before in the majors. Started in left field in each of BOS's 1st 25 games following his 5/10 call-up (through 6/5)...During that time the club went 16-9 and he batted .296 (24-for-81) with 10 doubles, 2 homers, 16 RBI and 17 walks. Reached base safely in 19 of 21 games in May following 5/10 call-up...Led Red Sox qualifiers with a .424 OBP in the month, 4th-best in the AL in May. Doubled in 3 straight games, 5/28-30, the longest extra-base hit streak of his career, including a 3-run double on 5/29 off Justin Verlander to put BOS ahead 4-0. Hit .324 (24-for-74) in 23 June games, his best career mark in any month...Tallied a career-high 4 hits on 6/20 vs. MIA and 6/1 at TOR when he had career-best 3 extra-base hits (all doubles) and tied career high with 3 runs. Scratched prior to 6/10 game with a sore left hand and did not start again until 6/20 vs. MIA...Missed 38 days over 2 stints on the 15-day DL with a left wrist sprain...Was placed on the DL on 8/1 (retro to 7/29) and was activated 8/21...Appeared in both BOS games before landing on the DL for the same injury on 8/25...Played in 21 of the club's last 22 tilts after coming off the DL on 9/9 (16 starts). Reached safely in each of his last 10 starts beginning 9/21 (.286, 10-for-35, 4 BB, HBP)...In that time, 5 of his 10 hits went for extra bases (3 2B, 2 HR). Started the year with 27 games for Triple-A Pawtucket, where he hit .316 (30-for-95) with 7 doubles, a triple, 3 homers, 17 RBI, 19 runs, 14 walks, and a stolen base...Prior to his call-up, ranked among International League leaders in OBP (T-6th, .421) and OPS (8th, .926). 2011 Spent the entire season with Triple-A Pawtucket and placed 3rd among International League leaders with 70 walks...Led Pawtucket with 69 runs and ranked among club leaders in games (2nd, 121), at-bats (2nd, 441), hits (3rd, 69), doubles (2nd, 27) and hit by pitches (T-2nd, 6)...Was designated for assignment on 5/20 and outrighted to Pawtucket 5 days later...Made 1 error in 169 total chances (.994) in 96 games between left field (94) and right field (4)...Reached base in 34 straight games from 5/26-7/5 while also hitting safely in 17 consecutive home games from 5/29-7/1, the longest such streaks in the IL in 2011...Went 2-for-10 (.200) with 2 walks in 3 IL playoff games. 2010 Was selected to Boston's ML roster on 6/12 and debuted that day vs. PHI...Became the 3rd player in modern Major League history (since 1900) to hit a grand slam in his 1st Big League plate appearance, joining Jeremy Hermida (8/31/05 vs. STL with FLA) and Kevin Kouzmanoff (9/2/06 at TEX with CLE)...Philadelphia's Bill Duggleby also did it against the New York Giants on 4/21/1898...Joined Kouzmanoff as the only 2 players in MajorLeague history to accomplish the feat on the 1st pitch they saw in the Big Leagues. Became the 10th player to go deep in his 1st plate appearance with the Red Sox and the 2nd to do it in 2010 (also Darnell McDonald, 4/20 vs. TEX)...Joined Rip Repulski (5/10/60 vs. CWS) as the only players ever to hit a grand slam in their 1st plate appearance with the club...His 4 RBI on 6/12 tied for the most ever by a Red Sox player in his 1st Major League contest, matching Merrill Combs who knocked in 4 on 9/12/47 vs. CLE...Also doubled in that game, becoming the 1st player in Major League history to have 2 extra-base hits, including a grand slam, in his Big League debut. Started 44 games, all in left field, and did not commit an error in 67 chances...Collected 2 outfield assists, 1 of 9 AL rookies with multiple OF assists...Reached safely in 42 of his 58 Major League tilts with a plate appearance, including 4 of his 12 PA as a pinch-hitter (.200, 2-for-10, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 2 RBI)...Finished tied for 7th among AL rookie leaders with 14 doubles and 9th with 26 RBI...Reached base in each of his 1st 12 Major League games, 6/12-25, the longest streak by a Red Sox player to begin his Big League career since Mo Vaughn's 12-gamer from 6/27-7/11/91...Became the 5th Sox player since 1920 with both 12 extra-base hits and 16 RBI over his 1st 23 career Major League games, joining Sam Horn in 1987 (20 RBI, 14 XBH), George Scott in 1966 (16 XBH, 23 RBI), Bob Tillman in 1962 (12 XBH, 18 RBI) and Ted Williams in 1939 (12 XBH, 23 RBI)...Appeared in 29 games (25 starts) in his 1st stint with Boston from 6/12-7/21 and hit .286 (26-for-91) with 1 home run and 16 RBI...Made 1 appearance as a pinch-hitter and stayed in the game in left field in his 2nd call-up from 8/2-3, going 1-for-2 at the plate...Returned for the balance of the season on 8/17, appearing in 30 games (19 starts) and hitting .176 (12-for-68) with 10 RBI...Started both ends of a doubleheader on 10/2 vs. NYY and reached base in 5 of his 10 plate appearances, including a career-high 4 times on base (2 hits and 2 HBP) in GM 2...Was leading the Triple-A PawSox with a .294 average (58-for-197), 58 hits, 13 doubles (tied), 8 HR, 38 RBI, 28 runs, .364 on-base percentage, .492 slugging and 97 total bases in 54 games at time of his original selection to the Major League roster on 6/12...Hit .289 (82-for-284) in 77 games overall with Pawtucket, with 16 doubles, 1 triple, 10 home runs, 48 RBI, 41 runs scored and 4 stolen bases. 2009 Led Red Sox farmhands with a .352 average (80-for-227) and a .458 on-base percentage in 61 games between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland...Did not qualify for season leaders after missing over 2 months to start the season...Reinstated with Salem on 6/11 but played just 6 games before another DL stint from 6/19-7/9...Combined to reach safely in his 1st 17 contests with the Salem Sox...Ranked 2nd in the Carolina League with a .347 clip in July (26-for-75)...Promoted to Double-A Portland on 8/5 and reached safely via hit or walk in 31 of 32 games with the Sea Dogs in his 1st Double-A experience...Led the Eastern League with a .479 on-base percentage beginning on his 8/5 transfer to Portland...Drew 25 walks compared to just 12 strikeouts while batting .364 (43-for-118) with 4 homers and 23 RBI in Double-A action...Hit .382 (34-for-89) in August, the 3rd-best mark in the EL...Named Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Month for August/September. 2008 Won the California League batting title and led Red Sox minor leaguers with a .341 (110-for-323) average at Single-A Lancaster in his organizational debut...Had his contract purchased from the Chico Outlaws of the independent Golden Baseball League on 1/17...Also led the Red Sox farm system and ranked 2nd in the league in on-base percentage (.424)...Paced the circuit and ranked 2nd among Red Sox minor leaguers in OPS (.948)...Finished 5th in the league in slugging (.523)...Hit .257 (9-for-35) in 9 playoff games with a club-best 7 runs...Ranked 3rd on the JetHawks with 110 hits despite missing from 8/12-29 on the DL...Hit 2 of Lancaster's franchise-record 7 homers on 5/8 vs. High Desert...Also connected for a pair of shots on 7/20 at High Desert...Hit .418 in May, .338 in June, .347 in July and .340 in August/September. 2007 Selected as the Golden Baseball League MVP after leading the Chico Outlaws to the league championship...Was named top independent league prospect by Baseball America...Finished 2nd in the circuit's history in batting (.371)...Also ranked among GBL leaders in slugging (2nd, .625), total bases (2nd, 160), extra-base hits (T-2nd, 38), walks (3rd, 48), runs (3rd, 70), RBI (T4th, 59) and homers (T5th, 12)...Was named the Golden League's Player of the Month for June.