Former Chico Outlaw Daniel Nava agrees to deal with Angels

Dec 16, 2015 8:03 PM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Outfielder Daniel Nava has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Angels announced the free-agent deal Wednesday.

Nava batted .152 in 29 games with Boston last season before the Red Sox waived him. He batted .233 in 31 games with Tampa Bay after the Rays claimed him off waivers.

The switch-hitter is a career .265 hitter with 24 homers in parts of five major league seasons spent mostly with Boston.

Nava could contend for a platoon role in left field for the Angels with Craig Gentry next year. The Angels have failed to land a star outfielder to start alongside Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun.

Los Angeles has yet to sign a big-name free agent. Its biggest move is a trade for third baseman Yunel Escobar.


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