Nava will undergo a procedure to remove a ganglion cyst from his left wrist this offseason, according to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford. Nava first experienced issues with the wrist back on July 28, when the outfielder landed on the DL for three weeks as he experienced discomfort while swinging from the left side of the plate.
"In the long run, it's only a really minor thing," Nava told WEEI.com. "It's not complicated
— just go in, take it out, allow the body to heal."
The 29-year-old played just two games in August, before returning to the the lineup on a regular basis in September. He has played 88 games this season and has hit .241 with six home runs and 33 RBIs.
Before the injury, Nava had been a nice surprise for the Red Sox. His ability to get on base and field his position made him a favorite of manager Bobby Valentine.
The surgery does not seem to be too serious and the fact that Nava is finishing the season while fighting the injury suggests it is nothing too concerning for the Red Sox.