Daniel Nava

Source: Red Sox place Daniel Nava on DL, reliever Robbie Ross summoned

John Tomase
May 28, 2015 - 9:52 am

ARLINGTON, Texas -- According to a major league source, the Red Sox have placed outfielder Daniel Nava on the disabled list and recalled left-hander Robbie Ross. There had been speculation that Nava would be designated for assignment, particularly after the Red Sox acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Rangers on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Peguero is a left-handed hitter with excellent power (167 HRs in the minors). Nava, meanwhile, is hitting just .159 with no homers and a .440 OPS in 27 games. Counted on to provide balance to an overwhelmingly right-handed lineup, the switch-hitting Nava (who's far better from the left side) instead never got untracked. He even briefly gave up switch hitting, facing lefties from the left side and going 0-for-2. There's no word yet on what his injury is, but a DL stint allows him to remain in the organization. Because he's out of options, he couldn't be sent to Triple-A without first being exposed to every other team in baseball. As for Ross, he owns a 5.14 ERA in 14 appearances. He's already in Texas, and will be active against his former team. He went 13-8 with a 4.06 ERA from 2012-14 with the Rangers.