BOSTON – It’s been an eventful few months for Daniel Nava.
Nava secured a major league roster spot, learned a new position, delivered a few big hits, jumped into the American League All-Star discussion and became a father. It all has the potential to be overwhelming, yet Nava looks like he’s just getting started.
Nava enters Sunday’s game against the Yankees having reached base in a career-high 29 straight starts since June 22. He has a .345 average (38-for-110) and .407 on-base percentage in that span, and he’s hitting .407 (11-for-27) in 10 August games. The power hasn’t exactly been there — Nava hasn’t homered since June 18 — but the 30-year-old continues to be one of the Red Sox’ most productive players, even as his playing time has fluctuated.
“This is clearly the highest number of at-bats he’s had at the big league level,” manager John Farrell said Sunday. “We gave him a few days to kind of regroup physically. There might have been some fatigue setting in with him where he ha