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Daniel Nava is the Red Sox’ ‘safety valve’

It’s not difficult to gauge the value Daniel Nava has provided the worst-to-first Red Sox this season. He is fifth in the American League with a .392 on-base percentage and third among AL outfielders with an .844 OPS.

But Nava’s hidden worth to the Sox and manager John Farrell has come on defense.

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