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The word “All star” and the name Daniel Nava didn’t appear to be synonymous with each other when the season began. In fact it didn’t seem certain that Nava would even have a job with the Red Sox after Boston signed outfielders Jonny Gomes and Shane Victorino, and then traded for Mike Carp. Perhaps the word “adversity” and the name Daniel Nava would be more synonymous. After all, Nava has dealt with affliction his entire baseball life, it even pushed him out of the game. But when most would have quit, Nava’s steadfast perseverance and determination rose him from irrelevance to one of Boston Red Sox most valuable players. Daniel Nava’s crooked path to the majors seems nothing short of a hollywood movie script. An undersized high school senior, Nava did not received any interest from college baseball programs looking to bulk up their team. Instead, Nava attended Santa Clara University in Sillicon Valley, California and participated in a walk on try out in hopes to make the team. Despit...
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