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Oft-overlooked Nava seizes spotlight

Underdog Red Sox outfielder seems to have finally arrived for good

Updated: June 3, 2013, 9:23 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- There are nine Boston Red Sox players listed on the 2013 All-Star ballot, one for every position, including designated hitter.

Missing is the name of the guy who has a higher OPS than Dustin Pedroia, more RBIs than David Ortiz, and is two home runs behind Ortiz and Mike Napoli for the team lead.

But don't blame the folks who chose the All-Star candidates. The Red Sox freely admit that they, too, didn't know what they had in switch-hitting outfielder Daniel Nava, who at ...

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