Daniel James Nava (pronounced "NAH-vah")... Wife's name is Rachel...Has two children; daughter Faith (8/5/13) and son Zeke (9/2/16)...Is a 2001 graduate of St. Francis High School in Mountian View, CA...Attended the College of San Mateo (CA) and Santa Clara University...Led the West Coast Conference in batting average (.395) and OBP (.495) and posted a 1.000 fielding pct. in 54 games as a senior in 2006.
Season was limited to 80 games with the Phillies due to four separate stints on the disabled list; two with a left hamstring strain (5/23-6/1 & 7/23-8/1) and two with a lower back strain (8/12-24 & 9/13-end of the season)...Made 32 starts in left field, five in right field, one at first base (4/7) and one as the designated hitter...Reached base safely in 35 of his 39 starts (.395 OBP), including each of his first 17...Hit two home runs in his first game with Philadelphia on 4/6 at Cincinnati (first career two-homer game)...Tied his career high (seventh time) with four hits on 7/19 at Miami...Hit .321 (9-for-28) with four RBI, two walks and an HBP as a pinch hitter (.394 OBP)...Hit .341 (46-for-135) with homers against RHP and .188 (9-for-48) with one homer against LHP.
Saw action with Boston, Triple-A Pawtucket and Tampa Bay... In 60 games at the big league level, combined to hit .194 (27/139) with four doubles, a home run and 10 RBIs. Started the season with Boston, going 10-for-66 (.152) with two doubles and seven RBIs before being optioned to Triple-A... Played in 10 games for Pawtucket before being selected off waivers by Tampa Bay, Aug. 5... Went on to hit .223 (17/73) with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs. Saw action in the Majors at first base (13 G), left field (12 G) and right field (34 G)... Committed just one error all season, Aug. 29 vs. KC (as a first baseman), marking first error since July 5, 2014.
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.
Selected to Boston on 5/10 and remained with the Red Sox for the duration of theseason...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 basesafely 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. 200PA) 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 homerof 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 doubleon 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 6/20vs. 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 to7/29) and was activated 8/21...Appeared in both BOS games before landing on the DL for the same injury on8/25...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 his10 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 Leagueleaders in OBP (T-6th, .421) and OPS (8th, .926).
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.
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 MerrillCombs 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 MajorLeague 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 2ndcall-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.
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 witha .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 SeaDogs 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.
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.
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), totalbases (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.