Efren Navarro 1B/LF LAA 3 days ago

Navarro was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Vinnie Pestano was sent down to make room on the roster for Navarro, who will return for his third stint with the major league club this season. Navarro will start at first base and bat eighth Saturday against Tigers right-hander Shane Green as Albert Pujols gets another day off from field duties.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF LAA 4 weeks ago

Navarro was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

Navarro spent one week with the Angels but gave up his roster spot to make room for relief pitcher Ryan Mattheus on Friday. During his short stint in the majors, Navarro made a total of four appearances at the plate and registered just one hit. He's a candidate for another promotion in due time but isn't expected to see much time in the lineup for the Angels this season.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF LAA 1 month ago

Navarro was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

Navarro has split his time between the majors and Triple-A thus far, but his .394/.429/.576 batting line was enough to earn him another chance with the big league club. The Angels sent Grant Green back to Triple-A to open up a spot for him on the 25-man roster.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF LAA 1 month ago

Navarro was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Angels needed a fresh arm after the bullpen was forced to go nine innings in the last two games alone, and Navarro was a logical choice for a demotion. Navarro's been used sparingly (15 at-bats), and has done little with his opportunities (three hits, three strikeouts). Cam Bedrosian was recalled to take his spot on the roster.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF LAA 1 month ago

Navarro has three hits and three runs scored in 15 at-bats to begin the season.

Navarro's primary role on the club is a backup to Albert Pujols, but his versatility earned him a start in left field against the Mariners on Apr. 8. It's hard to imagine the 28-year-old will be anything more than a reserve player at this point in his career, but he could be worth a roster spot in AL-Only leagues if Pujols has to miss time.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF LAA 9 months ago

Navarro was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Navarro was just sent down last weekend, but with Salt Lake's season ending Monday, the 28-year-old is eligible to rejoin the big club. In 44 games with the Angels this season, Navarro has hit .254/.318/.356 with one homer, and his opportunities may be limited moving with the likes of Brennan Boesch, C.J. Cron and Luis Jimenez now on the roster as well.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF LAA 9 months ago

Navarro was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday, Eric Kay of the Angels' official site reports.

In the last nine games, Navarro had been afforded just two starts, during which he notched two singles, two RBI, and one run in 11 at-bats. Although he'll likely return to the majors in short order once rosters expand, the Angels have called upon Michael Roth to aid the bullpen.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF LAA 10 months ago

Efren Navarro hit his first big-league homer off Justin Verlander in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Navarro also had an RBI groundout and a walk in the game. He's 10-for-30 since coming up from Triple-A on July 12, and he deserves to be in the lineup against right-handers on a regular basis for now.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF LAA 10 months ago

After replacing an injured Josh Hamilton, Efren Navarro went 2-for-3 with a go-ahead single Friday in the Angels' 2-1 win over the Tigers.

Both Angels runs came in the sixth, as Kole Calhoun doubled in Chris Iannetta and Navarro singled in Calhoun. Navarro is hitting .333 with a 3/4 K/BB ratio in 27 at-bats since being called up on July 12. It makes sense for the Angels to use him against all right-handers right now, but they haven't made any sort of commitment to him yet.

Efren Navarro 1B/LF LAA 11 months ago

Angels recalled OF Efren Navarro from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Navarro impressed during his brief audition with the Halos earlier in the season, slashing .297/.350/.432 with three RBI in his 37 at-bats. He isn't likely to see enough playing time to be worth the addition in AL-only leagues.