Nava (back) had a minor setback and is no longer running, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports. He has not yet played in a game this year at any level after undergoing back surgery in late February, and now it sounds like he will be delayed even longer. Consider Nava, who is set to open at Triple-A once healthy, out indefinitely.
The Pirates reassigned Nava to their minor-league camp Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. It's merely a procedural move since Nava isn't expected to be at full strength until at least mid-May following back surgery in late February. The Pirates released Nava from his initial minor-league deal and re-signed him last week so as to avoid paying him a retention bonus, allowing the outfielder to continue to rehab in Florida under the supervision of the organization's training staff.
Nava (back) signed a minor-league deal with the Pirates on Friday, Liz Bloom of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Nava underwent back surgery in late February, and his inability to suit up for any Grapefruit League games caused the Pirates to release the outfielder from his previous deal earlier this week. He will rejoin the club on a new contract with the hopes of returning to action around the middle of May. Once he's back to full health, it's expected that Nava will contend for a spot in the outfield with the big-league team.
Nava may agree to a contract with the Pirates in the coming days, Elizabeth Bloom of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Nava was invited to attend the Pirates' spring training as a non-roster invitee. However, he suffered a back injury that ended up requiring surgery, which led to him being released by the team Tuesday. Despite being cut from the team, Pittsburgh hopes to sign Nava in the near future so that he can provide depth in the outfield and at first base when he returns to full health.
Nava (back) was released by the Pirates on Monday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Nava underwent back surgery at the latter end of February and was unable to appear in any spring games for Pittsburgh. It's estimated that Nava will need 10-to-12 weeks to return to full health, which puts him on track to play around the middle of May. If healthy, Nava could provide a club with organizational depth, as he hit .301/.393/.421 over 80 games with the Phillies last season.