Aug 5, 2015 7:57 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed outfielder Daniel Nava off waivers from the Boston Red Sox and optioned outfielder Mikie Mahtook to Triple-A Durham.
The moves were announced after Wednesday's 6-5, 10-inning road loss to the Chicago White Sox.
The switch-hitting Nava was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on July 28.
The 32-year-old batted .152 in 29 games with Boston this season. He also missed 48 games while spending nearly two months on the disabled list with a left thumb sprain.
Nava hit .267 with 23 homers and 169 RBIs over portions of five seasons with the Red Sox.
Nava also played for the Chico Outlaws in 2007, taking home Golden Baseball League MVP honors.