Membership
Get unlimited digital access. Try it today for only $0.99.
Topics

Al Alburquerque

Angels sign Al Alburquerque; Efren Navarro is designated for assignment

Angels sign Al Alburquerque; Efren Navarro is designated for assignment

Efren Navarro, a former Lynwood High standout who developed into a versatile and valuable reserve for the Angels over the past two years, was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for reliever Al Alburquerque, whose signing was officially announced Tuesday.

Navarro, a 50th-round pick out of Nevada Las Vegas in 2007, came up through the Angels farm system as a smooth-fielding first baseman, but by 2014 he had worked his way into becoming a proficient, if not Gold Glove-caliber, left fielder.

In 130 big-league games, all but 12 of them in 2014 and 2015, Navarro, 29, hit .246 with a .303 on-base percentage, .324 slugging percentage, one homer and 20 runs...

Loading
54°