Navarro with the Los Angeles Angels in 2011
|First baseman / Left fielder|
May 14, 1986 |
|September 2, 2011, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
(through 2015 season)
|Runs batted in||20|
Efrén Navarro (born May 14, 1986) is a Mexican-American professional baseball first baseman and left fielder in the Detroit Tigers organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Draft and minors
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Navarro spent the whole 2012 season in the minors.
Navarro played in 64 games for Anaheim, hitting .245 in 159 at bats.
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 September 7, 2012. It was just the second pinch-hit walk-off in the 16th inning or later in Angels franchise history. Efren Hit his first career home run off Justin Verlander on July 26.
Navarro was designated for assignment by the Angels on January 19, 2016.
On January 26, 2016, Navarro was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations. He was designated for assignment on February 25, 2016, and elected free agency rather than accept a minor league assignment.
Toros de Tijuana
St. Louis Cardinals
On July 9, 2016, Navarro signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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