Red Sox's Daniel Nava a late scratch

Updated: June 10, 2012, 9:03 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Outfielder Daniel Nava was a late scratch from the Boston Red Sox lineup Sunday after receiving a cortisone shot in his sore left hand.

Nava said he did not injure the hand while playing, but admitted he first felt pain in it before Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park.

Nava, who is hitting .298 with 19 RBIs since being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket last month, said he's hoping to be back in the lineup on Monday when the Red Sox meet the Miami Marlins.

"If it's good tomorrow, I can go tomorrow," he said.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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