Daniel Nava burst onto the baseball scene in 2010, blasting a grand slam on the first pitch he saw. After that moment, however, Nava's big league career never really got off the ground.
The Red Sox outfielder was decent for the remainder of that season, filling in for a banged-up outfield, but he never made it back to Boston in 2011. This season, he's come seemingly out of nowhere to grab a lineup spot in the wake of some unfortunate injuries, and he looks like a completely different player.
Nava has been fantastic both offensively and defensively, forcing manager Bobby Valentine to keep him in the lineup each game. In fact, Nava's ability to get on base was rewarded with a spot atop the Boston order on Monday.
Check out the video above to hear more about Nava's season, as well Alfredo Aceves' job as the team's closer and the Tigers' recent struggles.
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