The Royals have acquired outfielder Daniel Nava from the Angels for a player to be named later or cash, according to a team announcement. Nava will join Triple-A Omaha.
Nava, 33, was recently outrighted off the Angels’ 40-man roster after hitting .235/.309/.303 in 45 games with the club this year. He signed with the Angels as a free agent over the winter, and saw significant time for the club in left field.
Nava is a veteran of six major-league seasons with the Red Sox (2010-15), Rays (2015) and Angels (2016), and has hit .263/.354/.376 with 25 homers in that span. He was a significant contributor to Boston’s championship team in 2013, hitting .303/.385/.445 with 12 home runs and 66 RBI in 134 games.
Nava joins Jorge Bonifacio, Orlando Calixte, Reymond Fuentes and Bubba Starling as depth options at Omaha. Kansas City has Alex Gordon, Paulo Orlando, Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Billy Burns as options at the major-league level.