Thursday, December 17, 2015

Angels Give Daniel Nava One-Year, $1.375M Contract

The First At-Bat Salami
Former Red Sox IF/OF Daniel Nava was signed to a one-year, $1.375 million contract by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Orange County, California, United States of America, North America, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe. In his five MLB seasons so far, the soon-to-be 33-year old has batted .265 with 24 HRs, 172 RBIs and a .358 OBP over 455 games. For the Red Sox, Nava hit .267 with 23 HRs and 169 of those RBIs. Of course, in 2010, his storybook first MLB at-bat resulted in a first-pitch grand slam against Joe Blanton—just the second player in baseball history to achieve that feat. Nava's up-and-down career was always characterized by a 'can-do' attitude typified by the following quote, "Quitting’s just not much of an option for me." No, indeed. Best of luck, Daniel!