Efren Navarro 1B/LF BAL 3 months ago

Navarro signed a minor league deal with Seattle on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 29-year-old was DFA'd by the Orioles last week and officially cleared waivers over the weekend. After appearing in 54 games for the Angels last season, Navarro is likely destined to begin the year in Triple-A, a level at which he found success within the Angels organization in 2015, hitting .329 with 29 RBI in 72 games.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF BAL 3 months ago

Navarro cleared waivers and elected free agency Sunday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There isn't a very large market for 29-year-old first basemen with a .627 career OPS, so Navarro is going to have to find a team willing to be patient with him, then develop his bat into something a major league team can use. It's much morel likely he spends the next few years moving between Triple-A teams as organizational filler.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF BAL 3 months ago

Navarro was designated for assignment Wednesday by the Orioles, MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Navarro was acquired for cash considerations from the Angels in January, but the Orioles needed to make room on the roster for Yovani Gallardo, whom the Orioles signed Wednesday. The 29-year-old Navarro does not figure to attract much attention on the market and may look for a minor league deal with a team that does not have much organizational depth at first base, or he could elect to remain in with the Orioles if he goes unclaimed. Navarro has seen limited MLB action, hitting .246/.303/.324 in 280 plate appearances since 2011.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF BAL 4 months ago

Navarro was traded to the Orioles on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Navarro split time between Triple-A and the majors last season with the Angels, slashing .329/.380/.442 in the minors while hitting just .253/.295/.301 with the big league team. He'll likely be given the chance to make the big league roster out of spring training, but first base seems to be accounted for in Baltimore with Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF BAL 4 months ago

Navarro was designated for assignment Tuesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Angels made their deal with Al Albuquerque official Tuesday, leaving Navarro as the roster space casualty for the Angels. He'll be subject to waivers and could be claimed by a team looking for a veteran corner outfielder or first baseman.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF BAL 9 months ago

Navarro has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Eric Kay of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Navarro was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday, but he'll return Wednesday with rosters now expanded. He'll simply provide outfield depth down the stretch and isn't likely to hold a consistent, starting role.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF BAL 11 months ago

Navarro is out of the lineup Saturday against Seattle.

Navarro has gone 0-for-9 over his last two games and just 4 for his last 18 overall. He'll get the day off Saturday with Dan Robertson taking over in left field and leading off.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF BAL 11 months ago

Navarro is in the lineup Saturday and will bat leadoff against Oakland.

Navarro is leading off for the second straight game after being slotted towards the bottom third of the order for much of the season. He's batting .348 this month with a pair of doubles and three RBI.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF BAL 11 months ago

Navarro is not in the lineup Monday against Arizona.

Navarro has started in left field in each of the last four games, but he'll give way to Dan Robertson on Monday against left-hander Robbie Ray.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF BAL 11 months ago

Navarro started in left field for the second straight day Friday and went 1-for-4 in the win over Oakland.

The left-handed hitting Navarro may receive a short run of playing time for the Halos while Matt Joyce serves as the team's DH against right-handed pitching. To date, Navarro has built the resume of a solid Quad-A player, but most of his chances with the Angels have been as a part-time player.