Daniel Nava News Archive
Nava batted leadoff and hit a solo homer in Wednesday's exhibition game against St. Louis.
Nava (neck) played his first game of spring and homered in Saturday's exhibition game against Minnesota. He had missed some batting practice sessions this week due to a pinched nerve in his neck.
Nava (neck) is expected to play Saturday, the Providence Journal reports.
Nava (neck) may be ready for Friday's Grapefruit League game, the Red Sox' official website reports.
Nava (neck) will not play in exhibition games Thursday or Friday, ESPN Boston reports.
Nava (neck) will ramp up his baseball activities Wednesday, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.
Nava has been unable to swing a bat because of neck pain, WEEI.com reports.
Nava has progressed enough at first base where manager John Farrell will utilize him there as a backup, WEEI.com reports. "He gives us that option if we have to pinch-run or do something with Nap (Mike Napoli) or on a day when Nap needs a little bit of a blow, much like hitting from the right side of the plate or playing right field, when we've challenged him, he's met that challenge. His versatility allowed us to do a lot of things defensively."
Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Nava and Shane Victorino are candidates to bat leadoff this season.