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DANIEL NAVA RUMORS & GOSSIP

'Nava-Gating' From Left Side Of The Plate Only

Daniel NavaDaniel Nava is making a big change. In 2015, he will hit only from the left side of the plate—giving up years of switch-hitting. The decision comes on the advice of the coaching staff—which believes the outfielder can be much more productive if he learns how to hit left-handed pitching from the port-side of the plate. Will this move change his hitting mechanics much...
Via FenwayNation
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava ‘Throwing A Bunch Of Darts’ With Major Offensive Experiment

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Daniel Nava is taking a trial-and-error approach to offense this spring. Nava has been a switch-hitter for most of his baseball life, yet the 32-year-old outfielder is considering abandoning the practice. Since Nava is a far better hitter from the left side, he’s going to experiment in camp with batting...
Via NESN.com
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava ‘Grateful’ For Career: New Red Sox Contract ‘Means A Lot’

This embed is invalid" /> Daniel Nava started from the bottom. Now, he’s a millionaire. Nava avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox reportedly worth $1.85 million. It represents the first seven-figure contract of Nava’s career, which is a big deal considering the Red Sox once purchased the outfielder...
Via NESN.com
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava Still Humble As Future With Boston Red Sox Remains Unclear

This embed is invalid" /> Daniel Nava is about to parlay the Boston Red Sox’s $1 gamble into a contract in excess of $1 million. The Red Sox purchased Nava from the Chico Outlaws of the independent Golden Baseball League for $1 back in 2008. Now, the veteran outfielder is arbitration-eligible for the first time in his major league career and MLB...
Via NESN.com
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava May Dump Switch-Hitter Role

According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Daniel Nava is considering abandoning switch-hitting and hitting exclusively from the left side. Nava has hit 90 points higher from the left side of the plate—so it might make sense for him to bite the bullet and give up hitting right-handed. Apparently, it's not that easy when you've been a switch-hitter in your whole post-Little league career...
Via FenwayNation
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Daniel Nava Thinking About Giving Up Switch-Hitting In 2015

This embed is invalid" /> It’s a new year, which means it’s time for resolutions. Some people have given up smoking. Others have ditched drinking (soda or booze). And millions undoubtedly have vowed to exercise more. Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava, meanwhile, is thinking about doing away with switch-hitting as he prepares for the 2015 Major...
Via NESN.com
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava on farewell tour?

The last days of Daniel Nava?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer We have a question that begs an answer.Why is Daniel Nava playing every day in the Red Sox outfield?He is on a single year contract, getting a salary that you can easily DFA or trade away, but yet there he is standing out in the Fenway outfield almost every game.It is no secret that the Red Sox have a surplus on outfielders...
Via RedSoxLife
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Daniel Nava picked off after lazy baserunning

Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava’s lack of hustle was a real momentum-killer during the team’s 5-1 loss to the Yankees. In the fifth inning of the game, with NYY leading, 2-0, Nava singled to center and was looking to start a potential rally and help the Sox get on the board. But after taking a pretty big lead at first base, he decided to just stroll back toward the bag as Hiroki...
Via The Sports Daily
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Topps card includes Red Sox player's hair clippings

Living up to the name of the line, the latest offering from Topps’ Allen & Ginter “Oddity Relics” series of cards is a strange one, indeed. The new card features strands of hair from the clippings of the playoff beard grown by Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava during the team’s run to a 2013 […] The post Topps ‘Oddity’ card includes clippings from Daniel Nava’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Roster changes and outlook for 2014

The Boston Red Sox are heading into this season looking to accomplish a feat performed only three times in the history of Major League Baseball; that is, to win the world World Series in back-to-back years. Just like last year, the Red Sox lineup is a group of “grinders” with a range of personalities and talents that were able to transform the club from a 69-93 team of overpaid...
Via isportsweb.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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