Efren Navarro

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Efren Navarro
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Navarro with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – No. 19
First baseman, Left fielder
Born: (1986-05-14) May 14, 1986 (age 28)
Lynwood, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 2, 2011 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Career statistics
(through July 18, 2014)
Batting average .304
Hits 17
Runs batted in 6
Runs 9
Teams

Efren Navarro (born May 14, 1986) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Early life[edit]

Navarro was born in Lynwood, California and graduated from Lynwood High School in Lynwood, California.[1] He played college baseball at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Draft and minors[edit]

He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 50th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[3]

Navarro is a 2011 recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award as a member of the Salt Lake Bees.[4]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

2011[edit]

Navarro joined the Angels during September call-ups on September 1, 2011.[5]

2014[edit]

Against the Seattle Mariners on July 18, 2014, Navarro came in to pinch-hit for John McDonald in the bottom of the 16th inning. He ripped the first pitch through to centerfield, driving in the winning run represented by Mike Trout who was on second base after hitting his 100th career double. It was Navarro's first career walk-off RBI and the first pinch-hit walk-off by an Angel since Sept. 7, 2012. It was just the second pinch-hit walk-off in the 16th inning or later in Angels franchise history. [6] Efren Hit his first career homerun off Justin Verlander on July 26.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Efren Navarro Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Efren Navarro, 1B - Los Angeles Angels (#19)". MLB Depth Chars. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Efren Navarro". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Navarro Recipient of Rawlings Gold Glove Award". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ Spencer, Lyle (September 1, 2011). "Angels add four as roster size expands". MLB.com. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2014_07_18_seamlb_anamlb_1&mode=recap_home&c_id=ana

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