Outfielder Daniel Nava and the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million deal, avoiding arbitration.
Nava requested $2.25 million and the Red Sox countered at $1.3 million, so the two sides are settling slightly above the midpoint.
Nava was arbitration eligible for the first time following a season in which he rebounded from a bad first half by hitting .297 with a .765 OPS after the All-Star break. He’s slated for a part-time role this season.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that starter David Price has been shut down for the remainder of the season during Wednesday’s appearance on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni, and Fauria.
Price, 34, missed nearly a month between August 5-31 with a wrist injury (TFCC cyst). He returned on September 1, but lasted only two innings against the Angels and hasn’t pitched since.
Price ends a disappointing 2019 season with a 4.28 ERA and a 128/32 K/BB ratio in 107 1/3 innings across 22 starts. He’ll enter the fifth year of his seven-year, $217 million contract in 2020. $96 million remains on the deal.