Royals Acquire Daniel Nava From Angels

Royals Release

Daniel Nava

Photo Credit: Keith Allison (Flickr Creative Commons)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 29, 2016) – The Kansas City Royals announced tonight that they have acquired infielder/outfielder Daniel Nava and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.  Nava, 33, is not currently on the Angels 40-man roster and will be assigned to Omaha (AAA).

The switch-hitting infielder/outfielder has played in 45 games for the Angels this season, hitting .235 with five doubles, a homer and 13 RBI.  He was designated for assignment on July 30 and has spent a majority of August with Salt Lake (AAA), hitting .365 with six doubles, a homer and 13 RBI in 22 games after clearing outright waivers. 

Nava is a six-year Major League veteran, who has spent time with Boston (2010-15), Tampa Bay (2015) and the Angels (2016) in his career.  His best season came with the Boston Red Sox in 2013, when he hit .303 with 29 doubles, 12 homers and 66 RBI in a career-high 134 games.  During that season, he ranked fifth in the American League in on-base percentage (.385) and eighth in batting average.

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