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Efren Navarro | First Baseman | #39

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: UNLV
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 50 (0) / LAA
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Cardinals signed 1B/OF Efren Navarro to a minor league contract.
Navarro, 30, has hit .246/.324/.362 with five homers at the Triple-A level this season. He's replacing Carlos Peguero, whose contract the Cards recently sold to a team in Japan. Jul 10 - 8:52 AM

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Mariners signed 1B/OF Efren Navarro to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Navarro just recently elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Orioles. The 29-year-old owns a .248/.306/.328 batting line in the majors and will provide some depth in M's camp.
Mar 2 - 10:27 AM

Efren Navarro has elected free agency.

Navarro cleared waivers after being removed from the 40-man roster but has decided to look for a job elsewhere rather than accept an outright assignment. The 29-year-old is a .248/.306/.328 career hitter at the major league level.
Feb 28 - 3:06 PM

Orioles designated OF Efren Navarro for assignment.

The move clears out a 40-man roster spot for new starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo, who officially agreed to a reworked two-year, $22 million contract with the Orioles on Wednesday. Navarro was hoping to compete for a spot on the O's bench this spring. He's now in limbo on waivers.
Feb 25 - 9:00 AM

Orioles acquired OF Efren Navarro from the Angels in exchange for cash considerations.

Navarro had been designated for assignment. He lands in a good spot, as the O's currently have an opening in right field. The 29-year-old is a .248/.306/.328 career hitter at the major league level.
Jan 26 - 4:36 PM

Angels designated OF Efren Navarro for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Al Alburquerque. Navarro, 29, is a .248/.306/.328 career hitter at the major league level and wasn't called up in September last year, which it turns out was a pretty good indicated that he wasn't in the Angels' future plans.
Jan 19 - 5:57 PM

Angels optioned OF Efren Navarro to Triple-A Salt Lake.

He already had been designated for assignment but now needs to be optioned because of service time rules. Navarro, 29, is a .248/.306/.328 career hitter at the major league level.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 06:01:00 PM

Angels designated OF Efren Navarro for assignment.

Anaheim needed to clear out roster spots for the arrival of David Murphy and David DeJesus. Navarro, 29, is a .248/.306/.328 career hitter at the major league level.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 04:39:00 PM

Angels recalled INF/OF Efren Navarro from Triple-A Salt Lake.

As expected, Navarro will replace Matt Joyce (concussion) on the active roster. The 29-year-old is batting .260/.306/.312 in 82 plate appearances this season and will serve as a left-handed bat off the bench.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 04:03:00 PM

The Angels are expected to call up Efren Navarro from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.

It's possible that he'll replace Matt Joyce, who could be headed to the 7-day concussion disabled list. Navarro, 29, has a .260/.306/.312 batting line in 82 plate appearances with the Angels this season.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 01:43:00 PM

Angels optioned first baseman-outfielder Efren Navarro to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The Angels will call up a pitcher to replace him Friday. Navarro was hitting .260/.306/.312 in 77 at-bats.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 01:45:00 AM

Efren Navarro went 3-for-4 and drove in two of the Angels' three runs Tuesday against the Astros.

Navarro is still trying to convince Mike Scioscia to play him regularly against righties. He's hitting .293 in 58 at-bats, albeit with just three extra-base hits (all doubles) and five RBI. He'd still seem to be a better option than the alternatives.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 01:26:00 AM

Efren Navarro went 3-for-4 as the Angels' left fielder in Thursday's win.

Angels writer Mike DiGiovanna suggested before the game that Navarro is due a look as the team's left fielder. We'd tend to agree, though it might not happen all at once. After all, the start tonight was his first since May 30.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 10:42:00 PM

Angels recalled INF/OF Efren Navarro from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Navarro has demolished minor league pitching this season, hitting .370 across 108 Triple-A at-bats. The 29-year-old was called up to replace struggling relief pitcher Vinnie Pestano.
Sat, May 30, 2015 06:48:00 PM

Angels optioned INF/OF Efren Navarro to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Navarro has four hits in 19 at-bats this season. He's replaced on the roster by reliever Ryan Mattheus.
Fri, May 8, 2015 05:50:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
4Carson Kelly
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
3Jose Martinez
CF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Mike Leake
5Luke Weaver
6Alex Reyes
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Zach Duke
5Matt Bowman
6Tyler Lyons
7Jonathan Broxton
8Seth Maness
9Jaime Garcia
10Jerome Williams
11Miguel Socolovich
12Sam Tuivailala
13Mike Mayers
14Dean Kiekhefer