Nava gets cortisone shot, may play Monday

Nava gets cortisone shot, may play Monday

BOSTON -- Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava got a cortisone shot in his left hand and could return to the lineup as soon as Monday in Miami.

Nava was scratched from the lineup before Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Nats at Fenway Park because of soreness in the hand, a soreness of which he did not specify an origin. He said he first felt it Saturday before a 4-2 loss to the Nats, during which it worsened. He went 0-for-4 in that game.

"We're hoping [Monday]. If it's good [Monday], I'm going to go [Monday]," Nava said. "It happened [Saturday]. Before the game, but then during the game was when it like got worse."

Nava said he has not previously had hand troubles.

With Nava out Sunday, Darnell McDonald slotted in as the left fielder, while Scott Podsednik moved to the top spot in the order as the center fielder.