The Pirates and Daniel Nava have agreed on a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training, Ken Rosenthal reports.
Nava, who will be 35 by the start of spring training, expects to compete for a platoon spot in left field for a Pittsburgh team that said goodbye to outfielder Andrew McCutchen in January.
Source: #Pirates signing free-agent OF Daniel Nava to minor-league contract with invitation to major-league spring training. Expectation is that he might become part of LF platoon.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 6, 2018
As a member of the Phillies last season, Nava hit to an .813 OPS over just 80 games. His playing time decreased with the rise of rookie Rhys Hoskins, who declared himself a home run machine upon his arrival to the majors.
Nava is remembered for his 2013 season with the Red Sox that resulted in a World Series title, but has failed to produce in the years since. Nava has hit just 11 major league homers since his 12 home run season in 2013. His most memorable dinger was probably the first of his career, in his first major league at-bat.
Nava will be competing against left fielders Adam Frazier and Jordan Luplow for playing time come late March.