Date of Birth: 02/22/1983
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 185 lbs
Resides: Franklin, N
Daniel Nava is no stranger to the major leagues. He has played for the Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Los
Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, and Philadelphia Phillies. He is the fourth player in MLB history to hit a
grand slam in his major league debut and the second to do it on the first pitch of the at bat.
As a major leaguer he boasts a .262 average against American League pitching and a .301 against National
League pitching. He spent seven years in the major leagues and is well known for the three-run home run to win
the game against the Royals the day after the Boston Marathon Bombing back in 2013. He was also the victim
on July 29th of a controversial call at home plate where he was called out, but later umpire Jerry Meals admitted
the call was incorrect. To end the 2013 season, Nava won the World Series with the Red Sox when they
defeated the St. Louis Cardinals.
In 2010, Nava made his debut with the Red Sox to help the outfield situation with Jacolby Ellsbury and Jeremy
Hermida on the disabled list and Josh Reddick optioned to Minor league Pawtucket for playing time. Nava
bounced back and forth between Triple-A Pawtucket and Boston until 2015 when he was traded to the Tampa
Bay Rays. With the Rays, he played in 31 games and hit a .233 avg. with 17 hits, two doubles, and a homerun.
He was with Tampa Bay for one year before being traded to the Angels, then the Royals. Nava would stay with
the Royals until 2017, where he was traded to the Phillies. With the Phillies, he worked his way up to
Philadelphia from Triple-A.
In 2018, Nava signed with the Pirates, signing a minor league contract. Nava suffered a back injury that
sidelined him for 10-12 weeks, but would be later released and become a free agent.