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Daniel Nava not on All-Star ballot; Hasn’t made All-Star team since Little League

04.24.13 at 3:22 pm ET

It’€™s never been easy for Daniel Nava, so why start now?

Major League Baseball announced the players will be appearing on the All-Star ballot, and Nava isn’€™t listed as one of the voting options among Red Sox‘€™ outfielders. The three Sox outfielders on the ballot are Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes and Jacoby Ellsbury.

Nava entered Wednesday carrying the ninth-best OPS in the American League (.975). It is the third-best among AL outfielders.

Nava said the last time he was named an All-Star was in Independent League baseball, but he hasn’€™t actually played in an All-Star Game since Little League.

‘€œI think that was the last one,’€ he said. ‘€œIt would be pretty crazy being in that conversation just knowing everything that has transpired. Going from when it last happened in Little League to if it ever happened ‘€¦ I don’€™t know. That would be pretty humbling. I never thought it would happen, so we’€™ll see.’€

The switch-hitting Nava, who wasn’€™t in the starting lineup Wednesday, is hitting .302 with four home runs.

David Ortiz represented the Red Sox as their only All-Star in 2012.

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