UPDATES & NEWS
Daniel Nava went 2-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored in the Red Sox 5-4 win over the Reds on Wednesday.
Nava has struggled in August hitting just .192 after averaging .331 over June and July. The acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes has not cut into Nava's playing time but while he continues to struggle he is not worth owning outside of deeper formats. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Yunel Escobar said his groin is improving and will work out prior to Sunday's game.
The MRI on Escobar came back clean, so that's great news. He's still not 100-percent though and will continue to be held out. Escobar believes that he can avoid the DL and will work out prior to the game to prove it. Obviously though, if he doesn't show the improvement in the workout, the team could hold him out a little while longer. The club can go with Danny Espinosa at third and Dan Uggla at second. They also called up Emanuel Burris who can play all over the infield. Analysis: Howard Bender