Efren Navarro
1B FA
3 months ago

Navarro was sent off the 40-man roster and outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Navarro played in 23 games for the Tigers once the rosters expanded in September, slashing .230/.319/.377 with two home runs and two RBI. The 31-year-old is unlikely to make any impact in most fantasy leagues for the upcoming season, but will continue to serve as organizational depth for Detroit.

Efren Navarro
1B FA
4 months ago

Navarro went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old didn't even start in this one, as he was forced into action when Miguel Cabrera left with back tightness. The Tigers have nothing to play for, so don't expect them to rush Cabrera back. Navarro could be looking at increased playing time as a result to finish out the season.

Efren Navarro
1B FA
4 months ago

Navarro went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Miguel Cabrera was the DH in this one, which allowed Navarro to snag a start at first base. The 31-year-old journeyman is simply a depth option at this point, but he could garner a few more starts the rest of the way as the Tigers have nothing to play for.

Efren Navarro
1B FA
5 months ago

Navarro will start at first base and bat cleanup Monday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

With Miguel Cabrera serving the third game of his six-game suspension Monday, Navarro will reenter the lineup after John Hicks received the starting nod at first base Sunday against the Indians. It's expected that manager Brad Ausmus will have Navarro and Hicks split the reps at the position until Cabrera is eligible to return Saturday against the Blue Jays, giving both players a boost in short-term value.

Efren Navarro
1B FA
5 months ago

Navarro's contract was selected from Triple-A Toledo and he is starting at first base and hitting sixth in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers had a couple 40-man roster spots available after trading Justin Upton and Justin Verlander on Thursday, so Navarro claims one of those. He hit .276/.370/.395 with 10 home runs in 476 at-bats in the International League. While the 31-year-old journeyman could see some starts at first base and left field down the stretch, he is unlikely to offer fantasy-relevant production.

Efren Navarro
1B FA
1 year ago

Navarro signed a minor league contract with the Tigers on Saturday, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxOnline reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran first baseman last played in the major leagues in 2015 as a member of the Angels in 2015. He spent time with the Mariners and the Cardinals with their respective Triple-A affiliates last season and had a particularly strong stint at Triple-A Memphis, where he slashed .320/.366/.376 over 213 plate appearances. He figures to see regular playing time at Triple-A Toledo in 2017.

Efren Navarro
1B FA
2 years ago

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

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 FA
2 years ago

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

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 FA
2 years ago

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

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 FA
2 years ago

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

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.