Efren Navarro

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Efren Navarro
20110917-1213 Efren Navarro.jpg
St. Louis Cardinals
First baseman / Left fielder
Born: (1986-05-14) May 14, 1986 (age 30)
Lynwood, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 2, 2011, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Batting average .246
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 20

Efren Navarro (born May 14, 1986) is an American professional baseball first baseman and left fielder in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. He previously played 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. He played college baseball at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Draft and minors[edit]

Navarro was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 50th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

He was a 2011 recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award with the Salt Lake Bees.[2]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]


Navarro joined the Angels during September call-ups on September 1, 2011.[3]


Navarro spent the whole 2012 season in the minors.


Navarro playing for the Salt Lake Bees, triple-A affiliates of the Angels, in 2013

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.[4] 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.[5]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

On January 26, 2016, Navarro was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations.[6] He was designated for assignment on February 25, 2016, and elected free agency rather than accept a minor league assignment.[7]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On March 2, 2016, Navarro signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners.[7] He was released on July 4.[8]

Toros de Tijuana[edit]

On July 5, 2016, Navarro signed with the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican Baseball League. He was released on July 7, 2016.

St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

On July 9, 2016, Navarro signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.


  1. ^ a b DiGiovanna, Mike (January 19, 2016). "Angels sign Al Alburquerque; Efren Navarro is designated for assignment". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Navarro Recipient of Rawlings Gold Glove Award". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Spencer, Lyle (September 1, 2011). "Angels add four as roster size expands". MLB.com. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2014_07_18_seamlb_anamlb_1&mode=recap_home&c_id=ana
  5. ^ Ghiroli, Brittany (January 19, 2016). "Angels sign Al Alburquerque, designate Efren Navarro for assignment". MLB.com. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Orioles get OF Efren Navarro from Angels for cash". ESPN.com. Associated Press. January 26, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Lewis, Adam (March 2, 2016). "Mariners sign 1B Efren Navarro to a minor-league deal". Seattle Post Intelligencer. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  8. ^ Todd, Jeff (July 4, 2016). "Minor MLB Transactions: 7/4/16". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 

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