Rays claim Nava off waivers from Boston

Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava (29) and Jonathan Herrera celebrate after scoring on a double by Jackie Bradley Jr., off a pitch by Chicago White Sox second baseman Leury Garcia, pitching in relief, during the 14th inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Chicago. The Red Sox won 6-4. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed outfielder Daniel Nava off waivers from the Boston Red Sox and optioned outfielder Mikie Mahtook to Triple-A Durham.

The moves were announced after Wednesday’s 6-5, 10-inning road loss to the Chicago White Sox.

The switch-hitting Nava was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on July 28.

The 32-year-old batted .152 in 29 games with Boston this season. He also missed 48 games while spending nearly two months on the disabled list with a left thumb sprain.

Nava hit .267 with 23 homers and 169 RBIs over portions of five seasons with the Red Sox.

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