Red Sox's Nava has arrived

After amazing journey to bigs, call-up hits grand slam on first pitch he sees

Updated: June 17, 2010, 5:21 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- For the Red Sox, this was the ultimate payoff on a $1 bet made on a player they'd never seen.

For Daniel Nava -- who was 4-foot-8 and 70 pounds when he entered high school, went to the College World Series with Stanford as a 15-year-old batboy, failed to make his own college team and washed uniforms as the team manager, became a late bloomer but still went undrafted, then was cut by an independent league team, the refuge of last resort -- this was … well, we'll let his ...

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