Nava returns to Red Sox lineup

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Updated: August 8, 2013

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) – The Boston Red Sox activated
outfielder/first baseman Daniel Nava from the paternity leave list prior to
Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

Nava, who had missed all of Boston’s just-completed three-game series in
Houston to attend the birth of his daughter, will bat seventh and play first
base when the Red Sox begin a four-game set with the Royals on Thursday.

The 30-year-old switch-hitter is batting .282 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI in
96 games this season.

In a corresponding roster move, the Red Sox optioned pitcher Steven Wright to
Triple-A Pawtucket. The knuckleballer lasted just one inning in Tuesday’s
start against the Astros, permitting three runs while walking a pair of
batters.