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Efren Navarro | First Baseman | #50

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: UNLV
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 50 (0) / LAA
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Cubs optioned 1B/OF Efren Navarro to Triple-A Iowa.
The move clears a spot for Anthony Rizzo's return from the disabled list. Navarro was called up last week and went 1-for-6 with four strikeouts during his brief stay. Apr 17 - 3:17 PM

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Cubs purchased the contract of 1B/OF Efren Navarro from Triple-A Iowa.

Navarro will give the Cubs some bench depth while Anthony Rizzo recovers from a back injury. Ben Zobrist and Victor Caratini figure to get most of the playing time at first base. Navarro, 31, is a career .243/.306/.334 career hitter in 349 plate appearances at the major league level.
Apr 10 - 10:19 AM

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

Navarro hit .230/.319/.377 over 69 plate appearances with the Tigers in 2017. He'll function as depth for the Cubs.
Jan 28 - 7:09 PM

Tigers sent 1B/OF Efren Navarro outright to Triple-A Toledo.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Navarro had a brief opportunity with the Tigers this season, hitting .230/.319/.377 over 69 plate appearances.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 05:40:00 PM

Efren Navarro clubbed a pair of solo dingers during a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

He didn't even start the game, coming in to replace the injured Miguel Cabrera in the second inning. He popped an Ervin Santana offering over the wall in the sixth inning and then victimized reliever Gabriel Moya in the ninth. The dingers were the first of the season for Navarro, in fact he's hit only one other major league home run, and that came way back in 2014. The 31-year-old first broke into the majors in 2011 with the Angels.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 09:41:00 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of 1B/OF Efren Navarro from Triple-A Toledo.

Navarro, 31, hit .276/.370/.395 with 10 homers for Toledo this season. He'll give the Tigers another option at first base with Miguel Cabrera (back) banged up.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Tigers signed 1B/OF Efren Navarro to a minor league contract

The 30-year-old split his 2016 season between Triple-A Tacoma (Mariners) and Triple-A Memphis (Cardinals) where he slashed .275/.337/.368 with seven homers and 48 RBI in 465 at-bats. With a strong showing in spring training he could compete for a bench spot on the club's Opening Day roster.
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 03:19:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 08:52:00 AM

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.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 10:27:00 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.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 03:06:00 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.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 09:00:00 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.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 04:36:00 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.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 05:57:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
3David Bote
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tyler Chatwood
6Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Brian Duensing
7Mike Montgomery
8Eddie Butler
9Luke Farrell