Daniel Nava

Rays claim Daniel Nava off waivers from Red Sox

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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have claimed outfielder/first baseman Daniel Nava off waivers from the Red Sox after he was designated for assignment last week.

Nava played a big role for the Red Sox during their 2013 championship season, but he’s struggled to produce since then while getting less and less playing time in Boston.

Nava lacks power, but he has a lifetime .357 on-base percentage and if spotted mostly versus right-handed pitching the 32-year-old can still be a useful role player.