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Angels sign Daniel Nava to 1-year, $1.375 million deal

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The outfielder heads to the Halos on a major-league deal.

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The Angels have signed outfielder Daniel Nava to a 1-year contract, according to a team announcement. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that Nava will earn $1.375 million on the deal.

We first reported the Angels' interest in Nava over the weekend, noting that the Padres were also believed to be in the mix for the outfielder. Nava is the latest of a flurry of outfield signings for the Angels, who have also added Rafael Ortega and Craig Gentry on major-league deals as they look to add depth behind Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout in the outfield.

Nava, 32, was 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).