Daniel Nava Activated From Paternity Leave List, Steven Wright Optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket


Daniel Nava will play his first game as a father Thursday.

The Red Sox have activated Nava from the paternity leave list, and they have optioned pitcher Steven Wright back to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Nava was placed on the paternity leave list Monday, and he last played Friday. Nava’s wife, Rachel, has since given birth to their first child, a healthy baby girl.

Nava is hitting .282 with 10 home runs and 53 RBIs this season. His .371 on-base percentage leads all qualifying major league switch-hitters, and it ranks second among American League outfielders.

Nava will bat seventh and play first base in his first game back with the Red Sox.

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Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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