Free-agent outfielder Daniel Nava will not re-sign with the Rays but is expected to sign soon, as first reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. According to a source, the Angels and Padres are believed to be in the mix to sign Nava.
Nava has also been linked to the Brewers this offseason, but may prefer to play in California after growing up outside Palo Alto. Both the Halos and Padres have question marks in their outfields, allowing Nava to potentially have the opportunity to compete for a job in spring training.
Nava, 32, is a free agent for the first time after splitting his season between the Red Sox and Rays. He hit just .194/.315/.245 in 60 games on the year, but is only two seasons removed from a .303/.385/.445 line with 12 homers for the World Champion Red Sox in 2013.
Nava is a lifetime .265/.358/.383 hitter with 24 home runs in five major-league seasons with the Red Sox (2010-15) and Rays (2015).