|Batting average .246|
Runs batted in 20
Role Baseball player
Weight 91 kg
|Home Runs 1|
Name Efren Navarro
Height 1.83 m
Salary 511,000 USD (2015)
|Current team Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (#39 / Outfielder)|
Education University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Similar People Mike Morin, Mike Scioscia, Jerry Dipoto
[email protected]: Navarro nails Jones with excellent throw
Efren Navarro (born May 14, 1986) is an American professional baseball first baseman and left fielder in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization.
- [email protected]: Navarro nails Jones with excellent throw
- Early life
- Draft and minors
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.
Draft and minors
He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 50th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.
Navarro was a 2011 recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award with the Salt Lake Bees.
Navarro joined the Angels during September call-ups on September 1, 2011.
Navarro spent the whole 2012 season in the minors.
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 Sept. 7, 2012. It was just the second pinch-hit walk-off in the 16th inning or later in Angels franchise history. Efren Hit his first career homerun off Justin Verlander on July 26.
Navarro was designated for assignment by the Angels on July 28, 2015.