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Daniel Nava set to leave DL

Daniel Nava is expected to be activated off the disabled list Tuesday to replace Carl Crawford on the roster.

Nava has been on the disabled list since July 29 with a sprained left wrist, and now will help replace Crawford, who is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday.

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Nava played his second minor league rehabilitation game for Triple A Pawtucket Monday, going 1 for 3 with a solo home run against Rochester at McCoy Stadium.

After a scorching start in when was called up in May (.312/.425 /.472 through 41 games), Nava slumped (.139/.262/.250 over 24 games).

He is hitting .251/.373/.397 for the season.

Peter Abraham contributed to this story
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