Rotowire: Jan 13 / 7:07a ET
News: Nava is giving thought to no longer switch-hitting, WEEI.com reports.
Impact: Nava owns a .293/.385/.428 career slash line as a left-handed hitter, compared to a dismal .209/.287/.298 line from the right side of the plate. Of course, it's been a long time since he tried to hit a left-handed pitcher from the left side, so he may just stick to switch-hitting. Either way, Nava is part of a logjam in the Boston outfield, with Hanley Ramirez and Rusney Castillo seemingly locked into starting jobs, while Nava, Allen Craig, Shane Victorino (back) and Mookie Bets are all candidates to see significant playing time. Nava will likely work in a part-time role that rarely requires him to face left-handed pitching.
Rotowire: Dec 2 / 11:44a ET
News: The Red Sox will tender Nava a contract, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Nava saw his production decline dramatically in a reduced role last season, with his OPS falling more than 120 points from 2013 (from .830 to .707), but the Red Sox still got well more than their money's worth from the 31-year-old ($556,500). Given the logjam of outfielders in Boston, Nava seems unlikely to see an increase in opportunities in 2015 (barring a trade), but he has strong on-base skills and certainly a good amount of real-life value in a reserve role.