Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:47:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava will play left field and bat second Sunday, July 27, at the Tampa Bay Rays. 2B Dustin Pedroia moves into the No. 3 spot, while DH David Ortiz will bat cleanup in the absence of 1B Mike Napoli (undisclosed). 1B Mike Carp will play first base and bat sixth. OF Shane Victorino will hit fifth.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:44:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) could return from the disabled list before next week's four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to manager John Farrell. Middlebrooks has a .315 average with five home runs and nine RBIs in 14 career games in Toronto. If Middlebrooks comes back, the team may have to choose between optioning OF Daniel Nava to the minors or designating OF Mike Carp for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: The Red Sox won't be bringing Middlebrooks back to sit the bench. Get a jump on adding him in deep mixed leagues if you need some power or help at a corner infield spot.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:34:58 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) will start his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday, June 14.
Fantasy Tip: Monitor Victorino's rehab for a setback and get him back into your lineup when he is recalled. It is also worth checking your waiver wire in case an impatient owner dropped him. Victorino's return likely further limits Daniel Nava's playing time going forward.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:06:42 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday, June 2, that 1B-OF Daniel Nava has been struggling, but he is a good hitter. Farrell believed that some of Nava's bad habits started in spring training when Nava was spreading his feet too wide in his stance, resulting in him lifting balls in the air too frequently. "When he went down to (Triple-A Pawtucket), he narrowed up his base to try to stay on top of the ball. Along with that, I fully recognize consistent opportunity is needed (to fix the issue) and yet, we've had some other guys that have maintained their performance or stepped up and they've taken some of those at-bats away."
Fantasy Tip: In other words, a few other on the roster have stepped up and are taking away Nava's playing time, such as Swiss army knife Brock Holt. Nava's playing time will be minimal, and therefore he is only worth rostering in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues right now.
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 20:07:34 -0700
The Boston Red Sox will recall SS Stephen Drew and OF Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket Monday, June 2, according to a source.
Sat, 31 May 2014 13:00:18 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have recalled SP Rubby De La Rosa from Triple-A Pawtucket so that he can start against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, May 31. In a corresponding move, the team has optioned OF Daniel Nava to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Sat, 24 May 2014 10:45:32 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have placed OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring. In a corresponding move, OF Daniel Nava has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Fantasy Tip: This is the second time Victorino has landed on the DL this season with a right hamstring injury, although it is not believed to be as serious as the one that bothered him during spring training. He was batting .242 with a home run and 10 RBIs in 21 games. Nava hit .253 in 24 games for Pawtucket after struggling mightily with the parent club at the beginning of the year.
Fri, 16 May 2014 18:54:58 -0700
The Boston Red Sox likely would recall OF Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket if OF Shane Victorino (knee) needs to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:51:14 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said the club views OF Grady Sizemore as a better fit for a corner outfield spot than in center field. Sizemore, however, isn't as comfortable in left or right field as he is in center yet.
Fantasy Tip: Jackie Bradley Jr. is a much better option in terms of defense and range. Sizemore's brittle past and more advanced age play into this thinking; there's a chance this may affect Sizemore's PT as the year goes on, but even after Shane Victorino (hamstring) returns, he'll remain at least a semi-regular part of this lineup, especially following Daniel Nava's demotion.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:54:27 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are recalled RP Alex Wilson from Triple-A Pawtucket Wednesday, April 23, and OF Daniel Nava will be optioned in a corresponding move.