Nava (back strain) was placed on the 60-day DL on Wednesday. Nava last played Sept. 3, so this means the end of his 2017 season -- his final year before free agency. He hit .301/.393/.421 with four home runs in 214 plate appearances and was worth one win over a replacement player (according to FanGraphs). While his season didn't end in an ideal way, he performed well while on the field. It remains to be seen if he will be offered a big-league deal from a team this offseason or if he will have to settle for a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Nava (back) was activated from the DL on Friday. Now that Nava has returned to full health, he'll likely be used as a reserve option in the Phillies' outfield. Nava, who's appeared in 72 games this season, currently owns a .298 batting average and .817 OPS.
Nava was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a lower back strain, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. It's unclear when the injury cropped up on Nava, but it's apparently bothersome enough to require a trip to the DL. While he remains without a timetable for his return, the move is retroactive to Aug. 12, so he'll be eligible to rejoin the Phillies on Aug. 22 should he be ready. Cameron Perkins was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Nava is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Ryan Lawrence of PhillyVoice.com reports. Nava will find himself on the bench for a fifth consecutive contest with the recent promotion of prospect Rhys Hoskins from Triple-A Lehigh Valley having pushed the veteran out of regular starting duties in the corner outfield. Though Nava is batting an outstanding .298/.390/.427 over 200 plate appearances this season, his standing as a 34-year-old on an expiring contract gives the rebuilding Phillies little incentive to deploy him in an everyday role.
Nava is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves. Nava will hit the bench following three consecutive starts, opening up a turn in the lineup for Cameron Perkins. It's still expected that Nava will retain something close to an everyday role for as long as Aaron Altherr (hamstring) remains on the disabled list, giving the veteran some appeal in deeper formats while he maintains an excellent .302/.394/.432 batting line on the season.
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