Thursday, July 30, 2015

Red Sox Designate Daniel Nava For Assignment

As we suggested might happen back in mid-July, Daniel Nava was designated for assignment by the Red Sox today. If this is truly the end of his Red Sox career, there will be many good memories. For example, Nava was just the fourth MLB player ever to hit a grand slam in his first major league at bat—and just the second to do it on the very first pitch he saw in the bigs. In the 2013 Championship season, Nava hit a three-run HR to win the first Red Sox home game after the Boston Marathon bombings. He also finished eighth in the AL in batting average (.303) and fifth (.385) in on-base percentage that year. Of course, Nava was DF'A before (2011) and ended up back with the club. Who knows?