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Tampa Tribune Aug 7, 2015

Rays Notes: Team looking for spark from Nava

ST. PETERSBURG -- OF Daniel Nava comes to the Rays with the reputation as being a hitter with a good approach at the plate, one who can work deep into a count and still manage to have an aggressive at-bat. "Hopefully he can bring that over here," Rays manager Kevin Cash said
Tampa Bay Times Aug 7, 2015

Appreciative Daniel Nava makes Rays debut

ST. PETERSBURG — After spending parts of the past five seasons with Boston, newly acquired OF Daniel Nava is certainly familiar with a Rays-Red Sox rivalry that has been testy at times.
The Republican Aug 6, 2015
Tampa Bay Rays add OF/1B Daniel Nava after Boston Red Sox waive him, cannot send him to Triple-A

Tampa Bay Rays add OF/1B Daniel Nava after Boston Red Sox waive him, cannot send him to Triple-A

Daniel Nava began his MLB career with the Boston Red Sox in perhaps the most spectacular way possible: hitting a grand slam on the first pitch he ever saw in the majors.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 5, 2015

Rays claim switch-hitting Daniel Nava off waivers

CHICAGO — A week after trading OF David DeJesus for minimal return, the Rays felt the need to add a veteran hitter to boost their lineup against right-handed pitchers and claimed OF/1B Daniel Nava off waivers.
Tampa Tribune Aug 5, 2015

Rays get OF Nava on waivers from Boston

The Tampa Bay Rays claimed outfielder Daniel Nava off waivers Wednesday from the Boston Red Sox. To make room on the roster, the Rays optioned outfielder Mikie Mahtook to Triple-A Durham. Nava, who missed 48 games because of a sprained thumb, hit .152 (10-for-66) for this season in 29 games and 18
DRaysBay Aug 5, 2015

Daniel Nava: a poor man's David DeJesus

Their careers have been surprisingly similar. The PECOTA projection system used by Baseball Prospectus works in part by figuring out which players have had similar career paths to each other, and then using those similar players to project future performance. After the Rays claimed Daniel Nava off waivers from the Red Sox, I flipped over to look at the similarity scores, and one in particular caught my eye. Through their age-31 seasons, the fifth-most similar career path to Danial Nava was that of David DeJesus. DeJesus, of course, played another year of slightly-above-average baseball in...
Rays Index Aug 5, 2015

Rays add a hitter who once gave Chris Archer a death stare

The Rays have claimed outfielder Daniel Nava off of waivers, according to Jon Heyman. Nava was hitting .152 with no home runs in 29 games when he was designated for assignment last week. The Rays won’t add Nava to the roster until after Wednesday’s game, according to Marc Topkin. It […]
DRaysBay Aug 5, 2015

Rays claim outfielder Daniel Nava off waivers

The outfielder will be under team control for two more years. The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed outfielder Daniel Nava off waivers from the Boston Red Sox, according to Jon Heyman on twitter, and confirmed by Tampa Bay times beat reporter Marc Topkin, who added that Nava would likely join the team on Friday.. Nava, who turned 32 this year, has spent time on the disabled list with a strained thumb, and has struggled in the 78 plate appearances that he has received. Over that time he has produced an average/on-base/slugging slash line of .152/.260/.182. He's been hurt by a very low .200 BABIP...
Full Count | WEEI Aug 5, 2015

Daniel Nava claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay Rays

According to CBSSports.com, former Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava has been claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays. The 32-year-old Nava had been designated for assignment by the Red Sox July 30. The order of priority for waiver claim goes by current record, with whatever league the team executing the transaction resides in getting […]
Over the Monster Aug 5, 2015

Rays claim Daniel Nava from the Red Sox

This is the worst possible outcome of designating Nava. The Red Sox designated Daniel Nava for assignment last week, and the possibility existed that he would pass through waivers unclaimed thanks to his terrible 2015. Alas, not only was Nava claimed, but it was by the worst team possible. rays claim daniel nava — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 5, 2015 It had to be the Rays, didn't it? At least we can console ourselves knowing these aren't Joe Maddon's Rays, so Nava isn't in the hands of Boston's modern rival, but still, this stings a bit. Not even because Nava might be great for...

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