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May 31, 2018 12:24 AM
Cubs' Efren Navarro: Reports to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Navarro cleared waivers Wednesday.

Navarro, who was designated for assignment over the weekend, will report to Triple-A Iowa after passing through waivers untouched. He owns a respectable .298/.376/.437 line across 40 games with Iowa this season.

May 26, 2018 04:12 PM
Cubs' Efren Navarro: Dumped from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Navarro was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Saturday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

He was removed from the 40-man roster in favor of catcher Chris Gimenez. Navarro continues to display a strong handle on the strike zone, but he's 32 years old now and the power has always been modest for a player who is limited defensively to first base or the outfield corners. He will now be subjected to waivers.

April 17, 2018 06:24 PM
Cubs' Efren Navarro: Shipped back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Navarro was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of reports.

Navarro was called up to help fill in at first base while Anthony Rizzo was sidelined. With Rizzo returning, Navarro was simply a roster redundancy. The 31-year-old will return to the minors to act as organizational depth.

April 10, 2018 03:40 PM
Cubs' Efren Navarro: Called up to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Navarro was called up Tuesday to replace the injured Anthony Rizzo (back) on the active roster.

There haven't been any indications that Rizzo's injury is serious, and he's eligible to return April 16, so Navarro's stay with the Cubs is likely to be short. The 2007 50th-round pick has a .243/.306/.334 slash line with three home runs in 349 career plate appearances. His fantasy value will likely be minimal even if he plays frequently, which seems unlikely, as the Cubs can also play Victor Caratini and Ben Zobrist at first base.

January 29, 2018 12:08 AM
Cubs' Efren Navarro: Signs minor-league deal with Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Navarro agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Sunday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Navarro played 23 games for the Tigers last season, over which he hit .230 with a .696 OPS. With Anthony Rizzo locked in at first base, Navarro will likely provide only organizational depth. While Navarro also has experience playing outfield, the Cubs already have plenty of options in left field, center field and right field, making Navarro unlikely to offer much fantasy value next season.

November 3, 2017 05:49 PM
Tigers' Efren Navarro: Outrighted to Toledo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

September 24, 2017 10:52 AM
Tigers' Efren Navarro: Goes deep twice Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

September 21, 2017 10:12 AM
Tigers' Efren Navarro: Reaches base twice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

September 4, 2017 10:04 AM
Tigers' Efren Navarro: Batting cleanup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

September 1, 2017 10:12 AM
Tigers' Efren Navarro: Hitting sixth in Tigers debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

January 7, 2017 04:10 PM
Tigers' Efren Navarro: Signs minor league deal with Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

March 2, 2016 10:35 AM
Efren Navarro: Signs minor league deal with Mariners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

February 28, 2016 03:15 PM
Efren Navarro: Elects free agency after clearing waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

February 25, 2016 04:09 PM
Orioles' Efren Navarro: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

January 26, 2016 04:37 PM
Orioles' Efren Navarro: Traded to Orioles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

January 19, 2016 06:06 PM
Angels' Efren Navarro: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

July 29, 2015 06:20 PM
Angels option OF Daniel Robertson; DFA 1B Efren Navarro
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

The Angels kept busy on Wednesday, as they optioned outfielder Daniel Robertson to Triple-A Salt Lake and designated first baseman Efren Navarro for assignment, per

The moves were made in order to make room on the roster for the incoming David DeJesus and David Murphy, both of which were acquired via trades earlier this week.

Navarro hit .260 with five RBI in 77 at-bats with the Angels this season. Robertson was hitting .346 with nine hits over his last eight games before being demoted.

July 10, 2015 09:45 AM
Angels option Efren Navarro to Triple-A after Thursday's game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Angels infielder Efren Navarro was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake following Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Mariners. 

Navarro appeared in 36 games this season for Los Angeles, batting .263 with four doubles, five RBI, nine runs, five walks and 14 strikeouts.

July 10, 2015 10:01 AM
Angels' Efren Navarro ties season high with three hits, two RBI
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Angels first baseman/outfielder Efren Navarro tied a season high with three hits -- all singles -- during a 13-3 loss Tuesday against the Astros. He also had one run and two RBI, which also tied a season high.

Navarro is batting .333 (12 for 36) with two doubles, five RBI, three runs and five strikeouts in his last 11 games (nine starts).

July 10, 2015 10:05 AM
Angels' Efren Navarro starting as leadoff hitter on Friday
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

For just the fifth time this season, someone not named Aybar or Calhoun is batting leadoff for the Angels. Efren Navarro, starting in left field, is slotted in the leadoff spot for Friday's matchup with the A's. 

Navarro has been swinging the bat well since his most recent call-up at the end of May. In the 10 games since (six starts), Navarro is slashing .348/.423/.391. This is just the second time in his career that he's starting as the leadoff hitter.

Kole Calhoun will bat second, while Erick Aybar hits sixth on Friday.

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