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Tampa Bay Rays claim Daniel Nava off waivers

Tampa Bay Rays claim Daniel Nava off waivers

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 switch-hitting Nava, 32, 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 runs batted in over portions of five seasons with the Red Sox.

Severino debuts

Luis Severino impressed players on both sides during his much-anticipated debut for the New York Yankees. The pitching prospect just didn't get much...