BOSTON, MA - MAY 14: Daniel Nava #66 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates his home run with teammate Cody Ross #7 in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park May 14, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox outfielders Cody Ross and Daniel Nava represent players who are beginning to get attention as possible bats to add to a struggling lineup, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. With Red Sox outfielders Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury on their way back from injury, Cafardo believes Boston would consider a trade involving Ross or Nava. Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish has also been floated in trade rumors recently.
Despite injuries to Crawford and Ellsbury, Red Sox outfielders have posted impressive numbers this season thanks in large part to the contributions of Ross and Nava.
Over his 43 games with the Red Sox spanning 155 at-bats, Ross has hit at a clip of .277/.349/.581 with 11 home runs, 12 doubles and 38 RBIs.
Nava has been just as impressive, though over a shorter stretch. The 29-year-old has posted a line of .339/.452/.517 with two home runs, 15 doubles and 25 RBIs over his 118 at-bats with the Red Sox this season.